Autumn Activities for the Kids
Enjoy the autumn season with creative activities for the children in the garden!
Here are some of our ideas to get stuck into,
Preserve the Autumn
Create an Autumn collage of ordinary and extra ordinary discoveries. Collect coloured foliage, textural seeds and saplings and maybe the odd feather or two. A walking trial or your back garden can be the best place to find such items. Make sure to take a bag to store all those interesting finds. Using a piece of large paper, layout your design and attach with glue or even sticky tape. If the design is relatively flat is can be laminated and framed.
(Please wash you hands thoroughly after handling your Autumn collections)
Make a Leaf Crown
Become the king or queen of the leaf pile with a glorious leaf crown.
You will need a collection of dried leaves, glue, thin cardboard or thick paper and a stapler.
Staple the card or paper together to make a circle to fit the child’s head, glue or staple the collection of leaves to the paper to create a full and fabulous crown.
Paint a Bird Box
Using the ‘Kids in the Garden Paint your own Birdhouse kits’ available in our sundries department. Paint your design on the bird house’ surface using the paints and paint brushes provided.
All there is left to do is to attach your colourful bird house to a tree or fence where the birds can nest for the winter.
Top tip: Seal the bird house with varnish to prevent the harsh weather disturbing your design, make sure your bird house is complete dry before varnishing.
Painted Plant Pots
Using unglazed terracotta pots to create your own Autumnal design. Get creative and paint on to the surface of the pot and seal with varnish.
Plant up your newly painted pots with vegetable plants and place on window sill. Top tip: Create matching labels to place in the pot to identify the vegetable plants.
The end of the growing season is an ideal time to collect seeds for next year. While some of this will need to be done in the summertime, some seeds can be collected throughout the autumn.
Store the collected seeds in an envelope and label each one with the seed name.
Create Your Own Bird Feeder
The ‘Kids in the Garden DIY Pinecone Bird Feeder kits’ available from our sundries department has everything you need to create an eco-friendly bird feeder.
Simply hang your DIY bird feeder from a branch and watch which birds pay a visit to this bountiful feast.
Carving pumpkins is fun for all the family and is a Halloween tradition. Draw your design directly onto the pumpkin and carve with a sharp knife. For more intricate designs draw on a piece of paper and stick to the surface of the pumpkin. Poke holes through the paper to make an indentation on the pumpkin for a guide when craving. (Please be safe when handling a knife and a responsible adult should do this task)