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The Best Activities for Autumn – Nature Activities for Kids

Published on 26th October 2020 by Tessa Robinson

Is your child interested in nature? Would they like to join a local Nature Kids Club? Here at Club Hub, our directory is filled with thousands of Nature Activities, so we have spoken to a few providers to tell us a bit more about some Autumn Activities for Kids.

Why not get outside this Autumn and create some Land Art? – Activities for Autumn

Autumn Activities for KidsLand Art is a fun activity to do in nature, it is spontaneous, FREE and is a perfect learning and development opportunity for early years too!

Land Art involves creating art on the Earth. Use sticks, stones, leaves, mud and more to create fabulous pictures with your little ones, in your own garden or when out and about. Autumn is a great time to do this thanks to the abundance of natural items falling to the ground.

Why not try creating a picture of your favourite animal (such as our Hedgehog here) from sticks and leaves?

Who can build the biggest stick/stone pile? (Be careful!)

Or can you create a face from mud, sticks and leaves?

Tag us on Instagram (@NatureMakers) in your original Land Art pictures for a chance to win a set of Eco friendly crayons!

Nature Makers®

Autumn Activities for KidsNature Makers® helps families with young children to connect with nature, without parents having to be experts themselves, by providing nature inspired Art & Craft classes, parties and events using Eco-friendly and Vegan products, so that families can raise their children to have an appreciation of our precious Planet.

One class mum said “My 2 year old is consistently engaged with all the varied activities each week at Nature Makers®. Absolutely love that the class is so Eco conscious and responsible, it’s absolutely the sort of thing I want to instil in my little boy!”

To join in with our educational nature art classes then visit our website and book today: www.nature-makers.co.uk

No classes in your area? Fancy being your own boss but with the support of a company that aligns to your values? Email to find out about our fantastic Franchise Package – [email protected] 


MindShot – Activities for Autumn

MindShots are pocket-sized packs of fun kids’ activities, brain teasers, puzzles and global ideas to stimulate young minds.

MindShots are perfect to pop in a bag and have on hand wherever you are – from school run to staycation, cafe to car journey, home to holidays.

MindShots are devised for children aged 6-9 (though kids of any age can enjoy them, too!).

Our new Nature + Now series comprises seven pocket-sized activity packs.

Nature + Now is designed to help kids love and support our natural world, and to recognise that their ideas matter!

Each purchase helps kids support our Nature + Now charity partner Born Free in its work to #KeepWildlifeInTheWild.

MindShots are created sustainably using recyclable materials.

https://mindshotkids.com/


Great Activities for Autumn from Learning Resources®

Looking for easy, fun ideas for outdoor autumn activities for kids? Autumn is a great season to make the most of being outside before it gets too cold! From birdwatching, to crafts with autumn leaves, there’s so much to see and do.

Try these fun ideas to get your child excited about exploring autumn outdoors with educational toys from Learning Resources.

Scavenger hunts are a great way to get curious little explorers outside. While children are looking, they’re developing skills like observation and problem-solving. Head to our blog where you’ll find some creative ideas to organise your own scavenger hunt, and download free scavenger hunt activity sheets to get you started.

Inspire your little one to develop a love of nature with GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars®. These real working binoculars for preschoolers are ideal for age 3+. These child-friendly binoculars are designed specifically for little kids. Enlarged, focus-free eyepieces which are more than three times the size of ordinary binoculars, and perfect-fit goggles with placement guide enable young children to see up close.

Hear what you see, with GeoSafari® Jr. Kidnoculars® Extreme™. Magnify your world with these awesome 3x no-focus binoculars and amplify the nature around you with a built-in microphone and cordless audio.

With so many beautiful autumn leaves, coming up with fun ways to craft with them is easy! Collect up different shapes and colours and stick them onto a sheet of paper to make an autumn-inspired work of art. Try doodling on them or stick on googly eyes to turn leaves into quirky characters.

Find out more about how arts and crafts activities are important for child’s development and find fun ways to encourage creativity with Learning Resources.


Outdoor Play Adventure Kit with Ganut – Activities for Autumn

Outdoor Play Adventure Kit with GanutThe idea for our outdoor adventure bags came about once lockdown lifted in 2020 – my young daughter and I enjoyed the freedom of spending unlimited time outdoors and I wanted to share the things that worked for us. The goal of Ganut is to get children engaging with nature, developing skills and confidence, but most of all having fun!

Having worked as a teacher for 10 years, I am fully committed to the idea of nurture through nature, and have seen amazing positive benefits to children’s resilience and wellbeing as a result of being given time and space to play outdoors. I hope that our play kits will encourage more children to enjoy playing out side. The kits come with everything needed to get stuck in, whatever natural space you have available. From the ever popular hammock, to bug observing jars, kite, monocular , fishing net, wind-up torch and a notebook and rustic wooden pencils – all in a sturdy drawstring bag.

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ganut

Facebook: https://facebook.com/Ganut-Outdoor-Activity-Kits-108353201390508

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ganut_adventure_play/


Get outside this Autumn – Join Forest School Sessions and experience the changing of the seasons

Autumn is a wonderful time for children to experience nature, as the shift in seasons is a delight for the senses – seeing the changing colours, the leaves floating to the forest floor, feeling the warmth from the camp fire keeping the incoming chill at bay and experiencing the taste of seasonal food. Forest school offers all of this and more!

Forest school provides opportunities for children to learn more about nature, wildlife, trees and birds, and develop new skills which build confidence and resilience, as well as learning to manage their own risk taking. GROW Wellbeing believe that having a deeper connection with nature can have a powerful impact on the wellbeing of people and the planet.

Why not join GROW in the Forest this Autumn? We run Kinder Garden Stay ‘n’ Play Sessions for 1-4 year olds and their parents/carers, and for older children (5-14 years), we deliver Woodland Explorers sessions where children are dropped off for the 2 hour session.

Information about GROW Wellbeing C.I.C

Kinder Garden Stay n’ Play sessions – Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am-11.30am

Woodland Explorers sessions – Saturday 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Grow Wellbeing run Forest School sessions at Woodland Glade, Tam O’Shanter Farm, Bidston, Wirral, Merseyside CH43 7PD.

Book here: https://bookwhen.com/grow-wellbeing

For more information on GROW Wellbeing C.I.C. visit the website or follow on social media:

Website: www.grow-wellbeing.com

Twitter: @GROWellbeingCIC

Facebook GROW.Wellbeing.Northwest

Instagram @grow_wellbeing


Little Octopus Sensory Autumn Nature Sensory Bags

Little Octopus Sensory Autumn Nature Sensory BagsOur Autumn Nature Sensory bags bring the outside inside for fun rainy day sensory activities with a beautiful autumn theme. Containing wonderful wooden treasures, real natural items, wooden tools, autumn coloured sensory rice, artificial leaves, acorns and other beautiful autumn coloured sensory items, these kits come in a handy canvas bag which is easy to grab and empty for a quick set up sensory play session.

This kit is perfect for a sensory bin or tuff tray set up, or simply to just explore the items to learn about nature whilst using all their senses. The kit is ideal for open-ended, loose-parts play which allows for imagination to flow and exciting explorative play.

The kits are designed for children in early years education, but could be used for inquisitive younger children and toddlers under adult supervision, and can be used over and over again in many different ways!

You can hide little toy animals or insects (or pictures, buttons, tokens or anything you have to hand!) in amongst the leaves and let your little one search for them. Bury items in the sensory rice and use the brushes to explore and dig like an archeologist! The sensory rice allows for scooping and pouring aiding gross and fine motor skills development.

Little Octopus Sensory is run by an ex-science teacher and Mummy of 2, creating bespoke and personalised sensory bags for Newborn to pre-school age children and beyond. Sensory play is essential for child development and learning through play has numerous benefits for physiological, cognitive, social and emotional development.

Our social media outlets have lots of sensory play activity ideas and suggestions shared from us and from other parents using the sensory kits!

Follow us at www.instagram.com/littleoctopussensory

Website: www.littleoctopussensory.com

Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LittleOctopusSensory


Nature Nurture Kids – Activities for Autumn

Nature Nurture Kids Nature Nurture Kids are on a mission to teach, equip and empower children to actively help nature. Our eco-friendly kits give children the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, learn about why nature needs help and most importantly offers the tools, equipment and knowledge to take action.

The Nature Nurture Kit is the original rucksack packed full of tools, information, projects and activities to keep children busy all year round.

Litter pickers made from recycled fishing nets, hand-illustrated fact files, DIY seed bomb kits and Bee Rescue Kits are just some of the items children will find in their Nature Nurture Kits. Alongside many more interactive items to keep them happy, busy and inspired!

Designed to be enjoyed all year round, our kits are great to use throughout Autumn. Children will learn how to help their local wildlife using a step by step guide on building a home for a hedgehog, with specially selected hedgehog food to place outside or to scatter in hedgerows.

With many animals looking to build nests, Autumn is a great time of year to organise a litter pick with friends, clearing hedgerows, fields and forests making it safe for local wildlife to nest.

Nature Nurture Kids aim is to show children that they are capable of making a direct difference, creating confidence and building a deeper connection and respect for nature and the Earth.

Eco-friendly – All our products have been produced using recycled, recyclable and biodegradable materials.

For more information head to www.naturenurturekids.co.uk

For updates, ideas, projects and offers don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list via the website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatureNurtureKids

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naturenurturekids/


Get in the seasonal spirit by making a fun and colourful pumpkin sculpture inspired by Yayoi Kusama – the Conservatoire

Autumn Activities for KidsYayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist, now 91 years old, who works in sculpture and installation, painting, performance and other arts, and who loves polka dots!

First let’s start by making the dough:

You could make this out of clay or salt dough.

You will need: 

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Bowl
  • Spoons
  • Powder paint or vegetable dye or food colouring (or paint it afterwards)

Making your pumpkin – Autumn Activities for Kids

  1. Mix powder paint or vegetable dye or food colouring with the flour and salt.
  2. Add oil and water.
  3. Knead dough. It will last a few days or so if kept in a fridge and should have a consistency similar to shop bought dough.
  4. Split your dough or clay in half. Make one half into a sphere by rolling it gently round and round in your hands. Use the rest of the clay or dough to make about 5 sausages.
  5. Place the end one of one of the sausages on the sphere and wrap it around to the opposite side. These will make the segments of the pumpkin. Use your fingers to smooth the sides of the sausage on to the ball so they join properly and prevent it falling off when dry.
  6. Add as many of these as you want until you are pleased with your pumpkin shape. Don’t forget to add the stalk!
  7. Paint it in ready mix paint or acrylics.
  8. Use a cotton bud or the base of a pencil to add dots.  Feel free to vary the colour and size,
  9. You could look at some of Kusama’s work online and create an ‘infinity space’ in which the pumpkin can be placed, using silver foil or any reflective surface.

About the Conservatoire

About the ConservatoireThe Conservatoire is located in the heart of Blackheath village and provides the highest quality and welcoming tuition for all ages. All tutors are highly qualified working professionals offering the widest range of individual and group tuition in art, music and drama locally. Our baby classes in art and music begin at 6 months and drama at 18 months. The extensive programme is designed to grow with learners as they gain skills and experience. Classes on offer range from children’s painting, drawing and mixed media to programmes such as Roundabout and Play! which introduce children to different instruments and then help them progress on their chosen one before beginning individual tuition.

We also offer a fantastic holiday programme. Tuition takes place in the historic buildings, part of London’s oldest purpose-built arts complex, including a stunning Victorian art studio and online options are also available. The Conservatoire was founded by locals nearly 140 years ago and has remained a cornerstone of the community; inspiring and nurturing creativity ever since. Past alumni include Kate Bush, Gary Oldman and Daniel Day Lewis but you don’t need to be an Oscar winner to benefit!

Check us out – www.conservatoire.org.uk

Find out about new classes and events first! – www.conservatoire.org.uk/newsletter

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheConservatoire/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/blackheathconservatoire/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ConservatoireSE


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