For a simple, fun activity to keep the boys busy and give them a sensory experience, I collected a bunch of freshly cut grass from the yard and put it in our plastic project container. Then I added in a few toy farm animals, a tractor, and a lawnmower. I wasn’t sure what they’d end up doing, if they’d want to just play with the grass, if they’d mow it or make the cow eat it, etc.
They didn’t play for too long, but they did seem to have fun. I did hear Love Bug say to one of the animals, “I’m going to put you here to keep you safe.” They were both pretend mowing and having animals ride on the tractor.