Item of the week: Pinecones

Dear Pinecone, 
  How many times have I smiled after finding you in the bottom of my purse after a nature walk? Why am I not mad at your pointy-ness when I accidentally step on you after a floor game of "sort the pinecones"?  Did you know that there are a gazillion posts featuring you in inspiring craft projects?  Honestly, if it weren't for you I probably wouldn't even notice Fibonacci spirals in nature. You are just the best!    

Sincerely, Your Biggest Fan-

P.S. Perhaps it's best not to mention this to acorn......

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Penguin and Pinecone
By Salina Yoon

If you are looking for a book about friendship and pinecones, look no further. We read this  sweet story to our toddler class before we introduced our pinecone project. We invited them to look at pinecones of different shapes and sizes. They chose one to add to a clay base and we offered paint, pom poms and glitter. Getting the paint in between all those little bracts (the spiky things that form the spirals) required the concentration of a chess player. A delight to watch! 

                                        made the amazing pinecone even more amazing!

Psst! Pinecone,
Don't be surprised if we feature you again in one of our upcoming toddler classes at Little Loft.