Cinnamon stick candle holder DIY project: use hot glue to attach the cinnamon sticks and wrap in garden twine. This is one of the ideas for fabulous fall projects from nature. There are ideas for crafts made with leaves, acorns, pine cones, and more.
I could totally do this with money-- dollars on a pumpkin then popsicle sticks with bills and coins that add up to the amount. Addition/subtraction sorting - child needs to determine which sticks add up to the number on the bucket.