Leaves of fun; raking up the fallen leaves in the garden, take time to add and hide sensory bottles, flash cards (nature pictures or aboriginal symbols) beneath the magical pile of sensory fun. The children will love exploring what they can move, crunch, throw, explore and investigate.
Unicorn craft; on a large sheet of cardboard (inside of a cereal box) draw a basic outline of a unicorn. Collecting the different coloured leaves, flowers and grass from the garden which has fallen (or your allowed to pick) stick around to make your unicorn uniquely magical.
Autumn craft collections; using an empty egg carton, head out on a walk to collect a range of fallen natural flora (include gum nuts and rocks as well). Using what you have collected create, a magical Pixie town- twist and tie leaves to a flower or sticks to make your own pixies and fairies.
Dream catchers; using a range ofsticks, tie them together using string to create a circle or triangle. Using wool, wrap around the sticks creating and like catcher. Thread flowers, herbs and leaves through the wool on the sticks and hang your dream catch to admire.
Hiking stick fun; grab yourself a good hiking stick, add elastic bands around the stick before heading off on a hike in your local area (check out your shires pages for good walking tracks). As you walk, collect various items on your way and stash them on your stick. When you finish your hike, you can share your collection with each other- what a great way to spark conversations.
Optional extra; add chopped dried apricots or sultanas to the mixture – perfect with a hot milo on your hike