At this time of year, 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 would 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 hung 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 tree craft is perfect as an activity 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.
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