Placing a board up with different containers and let the children play like a water table, but not on a plain flat surface. A water table is also great for using their creativity and imagination to make the water flow downwards.
Cole can paint pine ones for Xmas tree ornaments! Scissors and Spice: Scissors Craft: Pinecone Decoration Ideas for Christmas. And how to use up your pine cones and entertain kids at the same time - kids love paint!