Best Summer Picture Books These are some of the best summer picture books for children to enjoy. They have fun summer related themes and topics that will help children understand … Continue Reading Best Summer Picture Books for Preschoolers & Kids
Sun Art for Kids and Toddlers You can make your own homemade solar print paper which is excellent for making sun art with kids and toddlers. Of course, you can … Continue Reading Sun Art for Kids and Toddlers
Benefits of loose parts play There is a growing body of research which is demonstrating a wide range of benefits of Loose Parts Play. Children can use the loose parts … Continue Reading Discover the Many Benefits of Loose Parts Play
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
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 … Continue Reading 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 … Continue Reading 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 … 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!
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. … Continue Reading 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 … 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.
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.