Celebrate the season in style with this easy autumn craft for preschool – make a leaf crown!
These autumn leaf bookmarks are a lovely autumn craft for children. They invite children to explore the shape and colour of autumn leaves, working with watercolour and adding patterns with white and black pen. They’d make a lovely little homemade Thanksgiving gift too.
Autumn art leaf bookmarks
Just because the days are getting cooler and shorter doesn’t mean children have to stop enjoying lots of outdoor play. Having fun and creative garden projects on offer is a great way to keep kids active outdoors and enjoying the fresh air.
The school gardening club I run is back in action after the school holiday, with a group of young gardeners ready for action. Here are 20 ideas you can use over the autumn and winter terms – at home as well as in a school garden – to enjoy the outdoors all year round, with some special activities taken from my book The Garden Classroom.
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Combining nature study, sensory play and some transient art, we’re making sand sunflowers inspired by the flowers in our garden classroom.
Sand sunflowers :: sensory art inspired by flowers
We tried this shell painting while we were at the beach last week and loved it! They turned out to be so beautiful. Here are two techniques you can try for some beach theme art.
Shell painting :: beach theme art
Here’s how we combined the garden’s ingredients with some sensory and imaginary play this week: garden flower play dough.