Have your kids find and identify the pine cones of the conifers in your neighborhood. A Mac’s Field Guide helps with distinctions such as the difference between ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. The guides are good for other flora, birds and bugs, and laminated so sticky hands can use them again and again.
The craft opportunities with pine cones are endless, from pine cone owls to wreaths and snowmen. Display them in mason jars or other containers at home.