The children enjoyed the gathering as much as playing with the leaves, nuts and seeds (among other items) in the large bin.
They used their toy cars and other items in the bin, as well as enjoying the feeling of the rice and pasta running over their hands and fingers.
The contents of the bin ended up mostly on the floor at the end of their play, (even with the shower curtain!) but all in all I think it was worth the mess.
Until next time, Happy playing!