Autumn is a magical season and one of my favourites. After the warm sunshine and long days of summer, Mother Nature sends us the glorious colours of autumn leaves, hanging valley mists and the crisp clear air of autumn to ease us into winter. It feels like a treat to reach for those warm woolly jumpers and hats once again so that we can continue to get outside to play, explore and learn.
As plants and trees retreat into winter mode they offer us an abundance of natural treasures from falling leaves to catch in the wind; multi-coloured leaves to identify and collect; acorns, pine cones and conkers for outdoor maths and games; and anything and everything that you can find for outdoor art creations. The change in weather often brings some wind and rain which in turn provide an endless supply of twigs and sticks for imaginary games and muddy puddles for splashing in and jumping over. As with every season, the trick is to embrace each one fully and get involved in all the positive aspects they bring with them.
Children are naturally creative, pair it with their imagination and set them off on an expedition to collect some natural treasures to use for outdoor arts and crafts. Crafting always involves an element of focus and dexterity so you can be happy in the knowledge that there is plenty of learning going on amidst all the fun.
Games are a brilliant way to combine being active with being in nature. Let Autumn give your outdoor games a new lease of life.
Sarah wrote an outdoor column for Small City Big Personality. It was all about encouraging and inspiring families to get outside and reap the benefits of our amazing Great Outdoors. Have a look for top tips!
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