Welcome to our blog post about all things autumnal, warm and cosy!
Bold jewel tones, warm earthy hues and crunchy textures make for wonderfully themed arts & crafts projects at home during autumn, and the opportunities for exploring the great outdoors at this time of year are equally exciting!
Why not try some of these autumn activities to lengthen the season out a little, keep the little ones occupied, and save the Christmas countdown for December?!
- Create an autumnal scene
Go on a crisp, autumn walk, and collect some of nature’s finest on your travels. – Find all sorts of things like colourful fallen leaves, conkers, twigs and colourful sycamore leaves. Once home, give them a clean, and find an empty tray. Place, tack or glue the autumn finds into the tray to create their very own autumn setting in which to place their own toys. A little bit of fun, cost free and some fabulous fresh air!
- Get crafty
- It’s a wrap!
If you’re a keen knitter or crocheter, you may have lots of old yarn hanging around the house, taking up space. Why not help your child wrap some card board leaves in wool and yarn for a different take on textiles?
- Cook up a storm.
Autumn brings with it an array of warming and hearty recipes, and with the weather becoming decidedly chillier, it’s the perfect time to get cooking and baking.
Try out https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/collections/cooking-with-kids for some stress-free, easy to implement cooking ideas with the kids.
Not only will it fill an hour or two on a rainy day, but regularly involving them in the preparation and cooking of food can help instil healthy habits and hearty appetites!
- Enjoy the Great Outdoors.
Go for a welly walk (and jump in some crunchy leaves!) Good for the soul, we say! Sometimes it’s the little things in life that bring us the most pleasure.
- Watch for wildlife
Have a go at building your own bird feeders or create hideaways for hedgehog friends. Check here for more information on autumnal wildlife and where it can be spotted:
- Fly High!
With lots of windy weather at this time of year, it’s the perfect season to go kite flying. So pack those wellies and an autumn picnic, and get down to the coast to enjoy some salty sea air and enjoy the adrenaline of kite flying with older kids. We’ve also had it on good authority that autumn is the best season for Rock pooling too, so, what are you waiting for?
We think this list will keep you pretty busy, but we’d love to add to it, so do let us know if you have any other great autumn activity ideas!