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Fun Outside this Autumn

Nov 05, 2015

Leaf maze

With all of the leaves cluttering up our gardens at the time of year, you can put them to good use by creating a leaf maze. Children will develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as they encounter road-blocks and dead-ends. Staying between the lines helps them develop special sense, and they learn to look and think ahead, and plan their steps as they navigate the maze from start to finish.
If you don’t have time to create a maze, letting your children jump and crunch the leaves is just as much fun!

Nature Hunt

This activity is a great one for teaching young children to follow instructions and to encourage their listening skills, as well as havning fun with parents and siblings. Create cards with simple instructions e.g. “walk to the garden and find a blue bucket, what is under the blue bucket?”

  • Under the blue bucket will be an item and the next clue.
  • The children can then use the bucket and collect all of the clues from around the garden, collecting all different types of objects from flowers, coloured leaves, stones, hidden treasures you place around the garden.
  • Let the children know how many objects they need to find so they can count them as a they go along.

This is a great game that can be played in your garden, inside your house, in the forest or even on a shopping trip!

 

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