Autumn is a great time of year, yes it gets wetter and colder but the autumnal colours are amazing and you know it’s getting closer to Christmas (and who doesn’t love Christmas). Here are a few activities you can do with the kids this Autumn to get them in the mood for the season of red, orange and yellow.
Use the fantastic autumnal colours to create a wonderful collage. Collect some leaves and let them dry out. Once dry you can either stick them straight on to paper or if your kids are a bit older then maybe get them to cut the leaves in to smaller pieces to create a more detailed collage picture.
Paint a Tree
You can do this activity straight on paper, card or a canvas, but it is going to be messy. First you need to get your child to make a brown paint hand print and a bit of their wrist. This gives the impression of a bare tree. The next step is use finger painting to show the leaves in red, orange and yellow.
Stain Glass Leaves
To make your stain glass leaf you will need to draw around a leaf on black card. Cut out the leaf and create a 1 cm border. Then cut out red, orange or yellow tissue paper and stick on one side. Turn it over and you’ve got a stained glass leaf. They look great on windows.
Glitter Pine Cones
Collect some Pine cones and paint with PVA Glue. Add glitter and you can add pom poms as well if you wish, just let it dry and you’re done. Keep them as they’ll also look good at Christmas.
Make a Stick Man
You can take your children on a story walk with the ‘Stick Man’ book and find some twigs. Use string to connect your twigs and create your own stick man. Use sticky eyes to give a final stick man look.
Hope you enjoy doing these activities with your little ones. The best bit is that you need to spend lots of time outside collecting resources. So get your wellies on and go and jump in some muddy puddles.
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