The following is a selection of autumn songs and rhymes for early years and preschool children. I have enjoyed singing these with children in my classes aged 3 to 6 … Continue Reading 15+ Autumn Songs for Early Years and Preschool
How to Make a Leaf Mobile In this post I wanted to explore different ways of how to make a leaf mobile with children. A leaf mobile can be done … Continue Reading How to Make a Leaf Mobile with Children
Leaf Printing and painting with Autumn Leaves In this post we will cover two different leaf printing ideas for preschoolers. Leaf printing is similar to leaf rubbing, but I prefer … Continue Reading Leaf Printing- Autumn Leaf Art for Children
Leaf Man Activities- Making Leaf People This post looks at how to make leaf people (including ones that can move) and links to other Leaf Man Activities (see below). Making … Continue Reading Leaf Man Activities- Make Leaf Man Move!
Outdoor Nature Art Activity Miniature Nature Collages are a great outdoor art activity for children. They are a creative way for children to explore properties and colours, with adjectives such … Continue Reading Outdoor Nature Art Activity- Miniature Nature Collages
The following post contains a range of different autumn leaf activities for children that are related to the autumn season. I’ve done some of these at home with my children and others I have used as teaching activities in school. They all have a teaching and learning objective in mind, but some of them are focused on creative arts and design, whilst others are maths or science focused.
Children enjoy playing with rocks and they can be put together in a range of different ways to make exciting and beautiful artworks.
Rocks can be all sorts of fun for sorting! They can be sorted by size, shape, colour. They can be sorted in groups or it can be done in gradients. Children can be free to sort them and organise them in any way they like. It’s a great way for children to begin to think about similarities and differences and how things can be similar in some ways and different in others.
Children love making noise including banging on pots and pans! Making a sound wall outside is a great way to give children an outlet to explore making sounds by hitting a range of different objects.
Pot and pan play is a great activity for babies and toddlers to do on their own for short periods of time to help build their independent play but it’s also a nice thing to do together. Taking turns hitting the pots and copying what they do is a great way to bond with your child and continue to build attachments.
Wet chalk can add a bit of an exciting twist to mark making, drawing and painting. It can be a great way for young children to experiment with mixing colours.