I put some out on the light table along with our leaf collection and some pinecones.
I brought out this long wooden tray with sections just right for chestnuts.
The children took turns loading up the tray.
I also found a yogurt bucket in the kitchen. I cut a hole in the lid and then they also had the option of putting the chestnuts in the bucket.
From basket to tray to bucket. When the bucket was full, dump it out and repeat. And repeat!
I thought it might also be a good idea for them to have something for the leaves to go in.
This is a kleenex box cover. Just the right slot for the leaves.
He was trying to see if puzzle pieces would fit. He also tried to fit the chestnuts in. Experimenting. Thinking.
And toddlers being toddlers, its always fun to try the bucket on!