We went looking for conkers.
First, it was fun to throw them around and roll them off the table. He enjoyed burying them in the couch and finding……most of them.
Second, he put them into groups and tried to hold as many as he could in each hand.
Third, what’s it like to lie on conkers?
Fourth, What’s that there? Hello Conker?
Fifth, he enjoyed lining them up in long rows.
Sensory play at its best- totally unstructured and full of investigation. Nature has so many little treats like this at this time of year from acorns, nuts to seeds and leaves.
Gather a bunch up with no agenda but to let your toddler have fun investigating and playing.
What do you bring inside as a play item at this time of year?
This post is linked to Play Academy over at Nurturestore.co.uk