|Posted by sunshine-dayhome on October 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM|
I love the colours of the trees at this time of year, and the children and I have a great time crunching leaves, collecting them, and naming all the colours we see. We played a lot in the front yard with nature's offerings, including awesome and free sensory play with a leaf pile.
Later in the week, we made art using leaves as glitter! If I were to do this again, I'd definitely collect leaves first, and then after nap (inside!) glue them down, as the leaves, papers, and kids were blowing every which way in the yard. They realy enjoyed it, though, and aside from a little glue sampling (oh, you toddlers!) I was quite pleased with the results.
One final thing th children are loving this autumn is playing Squirrel. They have taken down some of the tall sunflowers, and will sit looking at the design of the seeds, then selecting and eating them, and pretending that they are squirrels in the garden. It is really wonderful to watch them connecting with nature in such a simple, yet meaningful, way.