I love Autumn. The fabulous colours as the seasons change and the leaves start to fall.
I have loved spending time outdoors with the monkeys. We have explored the great outdoors a few times lately and they have been asking lots of questions.
Some that are easy: “what is that mummy?”…. “an acorn darling”.
and some that are just a little bizarre: “Does that squirrel know Yoda?” … “eh, I truly have no idea hun”
An Autumn Collage
Want to try it out? Here is what you need:
- coloured card
- glue stick
- paint and brushes
- a bag for collecting items
This week we decided to get a little crafty and make an autumn collage. The boys collected whatever they wanted in little bags when we were out for a walk, then we made some fun pictures with them. This has the added benefit of distracting them enough to not complain about having to go for a walk in the first place – win win!
When we got home they picked out some fun green card and stuck their items onto the sheet, using a glue stick.
Then they proceeded to add more colour to it using paints, sticking to Autumn colours, orange, reds and yellows.
It was good to chat with them about what colours they thought looked like Autumn. It turns out they have a pretty good grasp of that even though it isn’t something I have pointed out before – that I can remember anyway.
Well I say that but they were pretty insistent that purple should be in there! But I think that has more to do with D loving the colour purple more than anything else.
It kept the boys occupied for a good hour in total and was a really fun activity to do. What I liked about it is that I could let them do whatever they wanted with the picture and just supervise, unlike some activities where they need me to help them out. It was nice to just let them do whatever they wanted with the pictures.
We now have the pictures proudly displayed on the kitchen cabinet doors.
Why not try it out at home? Let me know how you get on. If you want to know what other activities we have been up to check out our activities here.