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… Read more 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… Read more 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… Read more 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… Read more 15+ Autumn Songs for Early Years and Preschool →
Autumn Books for Preschoolers and School Children This is a short list of autumn themed books for preschoolers as well as school age children. I have used a number of… Read more Autumn Themed Books for Preschoolers →
Counting with Numicon – Using Autumn Nuts Counting with Numicon or Ten Frame Towers are a great way to help children learn the value of numbers. Numicon can allow children… Read more Counting with Numicon – Using Autumn Nuts →
How to Teach Children to Count- Teaching Explicitly In this post I will explore how to teach children to count objects. Children need to be explicitly taught the rules for… Read more How to Teach Children to Count using Autumn Objects →
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… Read more 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… Read more 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… Read more Leaf Printing- Autumn Leaf Art for Children →
Pictograph Activities for Kindergarten This is one of my favourite pictograph activities for Kindergarten as it can be done outside. Pictographs are simple visual representations of statistics/data on a chart.… Read more Pictograph Activities for Kindergarten – Leaf Chart →
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… Read more 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.
Mud Kitchens are a fun way to get children pouring, mixing, using their imaginations and engaging in pretend play. Children can also create their own mixtures for sensory play.