Sensory exploration; using the Autumn forestry collected, create a sensory tray for the children to explore; hide native animals beneath the leaves and sticks for them to discover, or add them to zip lock bags and tape onto the window with some water, oil and autumn food colour for further exploration
Autumn tree making; using the sticks collected, glue these to cardboard/paper to create a tree. Using finger painted create leaves around the tree, alternatively if little one doesn’t like finger painting, cluster some leaves together tying at the base with wool, dab the leaves in paint to create an autumn tree effect.
Create your own autumn garden; using a shall large tub or box, create your own garden where the magic and wonder will come alive. Add in cones, leaves stick and gum nuts along with home-made fairies and pixies (use the sticks and leaves to create them with pens and wool). Allow the children to explore the garden which they have made and connect to the wonders of the changing world around them
Collage making; using the leaves which you collected on your walk, think about how you can use these to make a collage scene of something else; be inspired to make a lion with a big mane or an underwater scene with various different tropical fish.
Autumn wonder walks; Head out for some time on some of the walking tracks available in the local area, whilst you walk, scoot or cycle stop to see the wonders of how Autumn changes the trees, the leaves and the flower. Collect a range of different coloured leaves, sticks, bark and tree nuts to bring home to be inspired from.
Optional extra; to extend upon the meal make egg cups replacing beans with an egg and add a sausage