Chasing the Rainbow this Autumn
Our gardens provide us with a kaleidoscope of colours, particularly when deciduous trees put on their spectacular show of autumn foliage.
Get the kids out of the house during April and go on a leaf hunting expedition. How many different colours and shapes of leaves can you collect? Display the leaves by sticking them onto some paper in a rainbow shaped arch or colour wheel.
There are lots of other things you can create with autumn leaves. Here are some more ideas to keep the kids occupied during the school break:
- Turn leaves into some crazy critters by pasting the leaves on paper and drawing on legs, arms and a face.
- Place leaves underneath a sheet of paper and gently rub crayons over the top of the paper, creating leaf shaped ‘rubbings’.
- Draw the outline of a tree trunk and branches on a sheet of paper and then stick smaller leaves onto your very own tree.
- Try one of our garden scavenger hunts.