We had a great time talking about different ways to sort them. Isaac did need some suggesting to see beyond sorting the items by type. He was content putting the leaves in a pile, the acorns in a pile, etc. But I wanted him to go a little deeper.
Our first sorting method was things that grow on trees and things you find on the ground. It was interesting to see how a 3 year old's mind works! He really had to think about each item because we had found them all on the ground even though some of them started in a tree.
Our second method of sorting, which got cut short by a 3 year old's attention span, was sorting by color. Isaac decided on a green group (grass and green leaves), a brown group (acorns, sticks and brown leaves), and a gray group (rocks.) After sorting items into those groups he was off to the swing set. :)
How are you and your little ones enjoying Autumn?