Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons. Let these guided activity ideas help your family to enjoy all that Autumn has to offer.
Collect colourful Autumn leaves to make a collage
Dig out the glue, pencils and googly eyes…. Think birds, fish or a magical garden. Let their imagination run wild. (And of coure let your little ones throw leaves and make piles to jump in while collecting!)
Make a bird feeder
I remember doing this as a child! Collect pine cones, tie a length of string for hanging. Slather in peanut butter then add seeds. Watch the birds enjoy it once hanging in your favourite tree.
Whether in your garden or the local park, the birds are around and active. Make the most of the mild, dry days to get outside and enjoy bird watching.
Have a picnic
In Autumn we try to be outside as much as possible in anticipation of those long wet days spent inside when winter arrives.
Gardening with bulbs ready for spring
Autumn and in particular May in Australia is the best time to plant bulbs. My children love to help in the garden. Last May we planted Tulips and Daffodils. The children loved watching them grow and flower in spring.
Paint an Autumn tree
Mix paint in the beautiful autumn colours, paint a trunk and let the children finger paint the leaves.
Collect leaves and place between two pieces of paper. When you rub with a pencil all their lovely veins and bumps will show through.
Get creative with an Autumn themed play doh session
Autumn collectables like leaves, seeds and pine cones can be a great addition to play doh play!
So get out there and get creative! Enjoy all that Autumn has to offer before that cold winter wind starts to blow our way….