At this time of year there are so many autumn activities to do with the kids!
As September draws to an end, our thoughts turn to all things cosy. Suddenly the warm tones of Autumn seem so appealing, and we want to bring the stunning display of Autumn’s fireworks into our homes. Pumpkins and conkers, and colourful leaves, all manner of treasures.
When my kids were little, the seasons would trigger activities, punctuating the year, and drawing simple pleasures from our ever changing landscape.
Every Autumn we’d go on walks with our eyes peeled, foraging for the brightest leaves and conkers. Then, after letting the leaves dry out a little, we would make a huge collage of a tree.
The trunk was painted on a long length of plain lining paper, using wall paper paste mixed with brown poster paint, we would make our very own, inside Autumn tree. We’d hang it on the back of a door, as it was too big for anywhere else, and it would stay up until the Christmas decorations came out.
This Autumn activity is perfect as a craft to accompany some Autumn songs. Check out our Autumn Songs for Kids Series for more inspiration, and our Autumn Lesson Plan for lots more seasonal and musical activities combined into a structured 30 min lesson.
For some more craft activities, check out our Autumn Pinterest board for tons more ideas!