Reasons to Get Outdoors All Year Long There are many good reasons to get outdoors all year long, so we will look at the benefits of going outdoors even in … Continue Reading Benefits of Going Outdoors – Reasons to Get Out
Flying Leaves- Static electricity experiment KS2 This static electricity experiment for children (KS2) with flying leaves can help them begin to think about electricity and make links to experiences they … Continue Reading Flying Leaves – Static electricity experiment KS2
EYFS Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers Over the last week, I have had several requests for EYFS (Early Years) activities for toddlers and preschoolers to help parents during school closures. … Continue Reading EYFS Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers at home
Sowing & Spreading Wild Flowers with Seed Bombs Sowing and spreading wild flowers with seed bombs is a fun activity for children and a great way to help the environment. … Continue Reading Sowing & Spreading Wild Flowers with Seed Bombs
Bird Feeder without peanut butter (How to make suet cake) We have been doing lots of activities to help us observe winter wildlife in our garden. This has included getting … Continue Reading How to Make a Bird Feeder without Peanut Butter (Suet Cake)
Outdoor Autumn & Winter Garden Activities for Children While there is much to do in gardens in the spring and summer, people don’t tend to think about outdoor autumn and … Continue Reading Outdoor Autumn & Winter Garden Activities for Children
Pinecone birdfeeders for outdoor learning in preschool and elementary school Making pinecone birdfeeders is a great outdoor learning activity in preschool. *Please note- this activity cannot be done with children … Continue Reading Pinecone Birdfeeders for Outdoor Learning in Preschool
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
Autumn Books for Preschoolers and School Children This is a shortlist of autumn-themed books for preschoolers as well as school-age children. I have used a number of these in the … Continue Reading Autumn Themed Books for Preschoolers
Teaching Kids about Gardening- Collecting Seeds from Flowers Teaching kids about gardening is a great way to get children outdoors and to introduce them to the world of flowers and … Continue Reading Teaching Kids about Gardening- Collecting Seeds
Venn Diagrams for Children – Leaves We will be looking at how to use and make Venn Diagrams for children. Once children have had some experience sorting and classifying objects … Continue Reading Venn Diagrams for Children- Leaves
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
Ordering leaves from shortest to longest is a fun measurement activity to do with young children during the autumn or any time. Before teaching children how to measure using standard units such as inches, centimetres, feet or meters, children should have experience comparing lengths so that they can understand what the measurement of length is, and how to think about what is long or short (relatively speaking).
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.