Painting pine cones can be meaningful and fun for clients of all ages and this activity works on a variety of skills such as standing tolerance, balance, visual-motor, and communication skills.
You can place them in a decorative bowl with lights or hang them on a tree. Any colors of paint work and glitter is optional.
DIRECTIONS: Check out the directions on the pdf.
SUPPLIES: Pine cones, paint, containers to roll painted cones in, glitter, and a ribbon, large paper clip, or pipe cleaner if hanging it on a tree.
OPTION: Young kids often like green paint and then want to glue on colored fuzz balls.
NOTE: By using glass baking dishes and plastic containers to shake cones in, we added a variety of different sounds. This activity can also be beneficial for improving social/emotional health by creating something that is from nature and being able to gift it to someone else.
ST: You can have kids answer a question or say a sentence for each fuzz ball or sequin that they glue on to their cone.
Share your therapy creations and together we can make therapy better!
Download the PDF for Painted Pine Cones