Pinecones are perfect for so many winter crafts, but when you would like to have them they are often under quite a bit of snow where we live! Collect pinecones and set them aside for some activities we will be doing in the winter. We hope you will join us! Materials Collection container (e.g., something like a bucket where the pinecones won’t poke through it like a bag) Directions Go out for a nature walk and collect pinecones. We recommend the Ponderosa Pine type or something similar as they are often easy to work with for children and are not so sappy. See how many pinecones you can collect together. If you go out more than once, challenge yourself to collect more the second day. When you get the pinecones home, how could you compare them? (E.g, Which one was the smallest one you found? The largest? Which one was the most unique? Why?) Put your pinecones in a box and store them for some fun winter projects that we will have on our site! Or think of your own to make! Purpose Collecting items for future use Building number sense (comparing, counting etc.) Safety Notes If you are collecting pinecones in a residential area, be sure to ask property owners before removing pinecones from their properties (e.g., front lawns) and watch out for things like vehicles. Try to avoid pinecone types that are often sappy. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.