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Playing with chestnuts

playing with chestnuts

Chestnuts offer a lot of possibilities for play. When you put them in a crate, your child can hide all kinds of things among them. Many children enjoy hiding their hands and feet in them. Because chestnuts are a bit heavier than for example rice, they make a sound when you stir through them with your hands or feet. Thus a crate with chestnuts becomes a simple musical instrument.

Chestnuts are also suitable to fill objects that can then be used as weighted or massage materials. For example you can put the chestnuts into a pillow case and use this to massage your child’s back. We advise you to sew the pillow together. You can also use the cover of a hot-water bottle –without the bottle- to fill with chestnuts.

Information about Chestnuts.

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