25 Pine Cone Hands-On Activities for Kids

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We are in the middle of winter here in the US and that means a lot of gloomy, grey days. If you are on the lookout for some fun activities to fill those long winter afternoons, I've rounded up 25 pine cone hands-on activities for you today.

25 Pine cone hands-on activities for kids.

Pine Cone Science Activities

There are many ways you can include pine cones in your science activities. Perfect for a winter afternoon experiment.

Pine cone science activities for preschoolers.

Pine Cone Science – Playdough to Plato

Why Do Pine Cones Open and Close? – Parenting Chaos

Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders – Freebie Finding Mom

Finding Symmetry in Nature (Outdoor Math Activity for Kids) – Buggy and Buddy

The Pine Cone Experiment – Momma Owl's Lab

Pine Cone science experiments for preschoolers.

Pine Cone Weather – The Happy Scientist

Pine Cone Science Experiment for Kids – Lemon Lime Adventures

Bubbling Pine Cone Science – Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder – Mom. Wife. Busy Life.

Pine Cone Crafts

Pine cones make the perfect craft activity, here are some really cute ones to try!

pine cone crafts for kids

Easy Pinecone Bats – Fireflies and Mud Pies

Rainbow Fairies – Twig & Toadstool

Pine Cone Monsters – Craft and Creativity

Pine Cone Pumpkin – Crayon Box Chronicles

pine cone crafts for kids

Owl Pinecone Craft – Meaningful Mama

Felt Pinecone Fox – Lia Griffith

Pinecone Ninjas – Twig & Toadstool

Painting with Nature – Kids' Craft Room

Pine Cone Fine Motor Activities

I love including fine motor practice in everything, here are some fun ways to include pine cones with fine motor skills.

Pine cone fine motor activities for kids

Pine Cone Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Autumn Pine Cone Fine Motor Activity – Wings and Roots

Pine Cones and Elastic Bands Fine Motor Activity – The Imagination Tree

Beautiful Pinecone Mobiles for Kids to Make – Happy Hooligans

Pine cone fine motor activities for kids

Fall Sensory Basket Ideas for Babies – Growing Hands-On Kids

Pinecone Ornaments – Balance Crafts

Pine Cone Weaving – Rainy Day Mum

Autumn Stuffed Pine Cone Craft – Kids' Craft Room

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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