Did you find any pine cones on your treasure hunt?
Pine cones are tons of fun because they can be used to make A LOT of different things.
When I was a preschooler my sister and I used to make pine cones into birds with leaves and tree sap.
Pine cones can be pretty pokey. You have to hold them very gently so you don’t get poked!
Can you turn a pinecone into a Easter Egg?
What about a tree?
Maybe an animal?
Ask a grownup to tie a piece of yarn onto the stem of your pine cone and see if you can wrap the whole piece around it. You can use whatever colour of yarn you like.
To the grownups:
You can use a lot of different things to challenge your little one to wrap around a pine cone.
If yarn is really easy try rubber bands or pipe cleaners.
There are quite a few wrapping activities in these pages because wrapping is an important skill to build upon. Wrapping is a foundation to knot tying which is a foundation to den building and fort building.
If your child isn’t interested in this context there are many more opportunities to practice.
Wrapping a pipe cleaner around a stick makes a caterpillar 😉