Pine Cones and Acorns in the Water Table

 

 

We don’t really get fall leaves around here but we sure get plenty of pine cones and acorns. E really enjoyed exploring them in the water table! 

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

(E was 36 months old.)

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For our activity with pine cones and acorns in the water table, we used

 

 

 

E set up her activity herself. She cleaned out the water table

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

before pouring some water

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

and adding the glass gems, pine cones and acorns.

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

I gave her a fizzy tub colors tablet in each color, and she put them all in the bottom compartment of the water table.

 

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

She noticed that mixing all three colors made a muddy greenish brown and rescued what was left of the blue tablet to put it in the top compartment.

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

 

She started scooping and dumping water with the measuring cups

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

before she remembered the new turkey baster and decided to try it out.

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

She quickly got the hang of filling the turkey baster and had fun squirting water from one water table compartment to the other

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

and into the measuring cups.

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

Her imagination turned the water into soup, and she pretended to taste it

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

before deciding it needed a certain something extra – the glass gems!

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

She went back to squirting

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

and dumping water, enjoying the feel of it running over her hand and through her fingers.

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

After this, she started exploring the pine cones

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

and acorns with her hands.

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

This acorn separated from the leaves

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

and after unsuccessfully trying to fix it, E decided to put the whole thing into a measuring cup and dump it at the other end of the backyard 😉

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

She spent some more time playing with and exploring her lose parts before she started the clean-up of her sensory activity.

 

Fun fall water table play with pine cones and acorns!

 

 

 

How have you played with pine cones and acorns? What’s your favorite way to explore fall? Leave a comment below!

 

 

 

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  1. I’m in LOVE with pine cones in the water table! Thank you for adding it to the “It’s Friday We’re in Love Link Party!” You are being featured in this weeks pine cone round up! Thanks for joining the party. 🙂