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Week 10 - Activity Guide

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” Shira Tamir

Bu & Perridak Under 2s

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

Go-Yin 2 to 3 years

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.

Ngurr-Ngurr 3 to 6 years

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

Mon-Garrk Primary school

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.

Djila-Tjarri Exercise time

 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.

Family-Friendly Recipe Idea:

Baked bean baskets ~ Serve 4


  • 4 thick slices of bread of your choice – crusts removed and frozen for breadcrumbs
  • 420g baked beans
  • 2 tsp of butter
  • ½ cup (50g) grated cheese 
  • BBQ seasoning 
  • ¼ cup (25g) Bacon lardons 


  • Dry fry the bacon until crispy in a frying pan over a medium heat whilst Preheating the oven to 220 degrees 
  • Butter both sides of the bread and press down into a muffin tray
  • Bake for 5 minutes – or until golden 
  • Heat the beans in a pan over a warm heat adding the BBQ seasoning until warm
  • Spoon the bacon followed by the beans into the bread cups and sprinkle with cheese
  • Place under the grill until the cheese is golden 

Optional extra; to extend upon the meal make egg cups replacing beans with an egg and add a sausage 

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