utumn can be a spectacularly beautiful time of year, with crisp mornings, bright blue skies and the ever changing landscape of autumn colours. It's a wonderful time of year to be outdoors, but Autumn can be a challenging time of year for some, with the days gradually getting darker and cooler, the natural world begins to prepare for winter. Having a few activity ideas up your sleeve can be very helpful. In this Autumn themed inspiration pack, you will find instructions for a variety of nature inspired activities and invitations to play for your family to enjoy together.
This play and learning guide will support you in gathering materials and setting up invitations to play for your children. It includes a recommended reading list and recommended play and learning materials list, with clickable affiliate links. It includes an Autumn song and poem, some simple activities to get you started and then full instructions for over 20 Autumn themed activities. As with all of my play and learning guides, the activities included are simple, fun, low cost and low waste. At the end of the document you will also find a page of interesting, clickable internet links. This guide can be worked through at your own pace, but includes enough activities for you to complete one a day over four weeks.
The activities in this pack have been designed with young children in mind (2-8 years ish) but most of them can be adapted to include younger/older children. As with many of my 'invitations', some of these activities involve small parts, so please supervise young children closely.