Autumn

Autumn Tree Paint and Scratch Pictures for Early Years

In our video, Susie is inspired by a beautiful red acer bush to create a vibrant red and green painting. Show the children the video to help them develop an awareness of their environment and learn how to look carefully at what they see. Then let them respond to what they have seen by creating their own painting.

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Spider and Web Inspired Collage

In our video, Susie is inspired by a beautiful spider in its raindrop-covered web. Show the children the video to help them develop an awareness of their environment and learn how to look carefully at what they see. Then let them respond to what they have seen by completing the project.

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Autumn Colours Round and Round Painting For Early Years

Children love painting. It’s a great medium for giving immediate satisfaction – especially if you use the right sort of paint. I use ready mixed paint from our mixed box of twelve which is thick, creamy and comes in great colours.

Colour Mixing
As autumn is here with chilly, misty mornings and fading light, I chose to use the colours that brighten up the shortening days – red, yellow and pink. I didn’t include the orange as I wanted the children to discover that this can be made by mixing yellow and red. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Early Years Autumn Projects

Autumn will soon be here. So, now is a great time to start your autumn planning. Here are five project ideas to help you think.

When Does Autumn Officially Begin?

Well that depends on who you talk to. The weather men and women will say it’s on 1st September as they split the year up into neat, three monthly periods for easy year on year comparison of weather and temperatures. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer to Autumn Tree

As I drive up and down my hill I’ve been noticing how stunning the ornamental cherry trees are looking at the moment. Their drooping fingers of leaves are turning to stunning oranges and reds. They’re absolutely beautiful and the inspiration for last week’s activity.

The idea was to take the green leaves and dab them with red, yellow and bronze paint to turn them into autumn leaves. The children would dab round the edges of the leaves on a sheet of sugar paper creating a picture with the outline of the leaves. Two creations in one – hurray! Read the rest of this entry »