Children love autumn too, with conker picking and welly wearing, it is lots of fun for all ages.
I thought it would be nice to round up some autumn inspired activities, to give you ideas for the coming weeks. So throw on a coat, a pair of old wellies and jump in!
These biscuits from 3 Little Ladies and Me look delicious! Mine have all been involved in baking since they were one, so these are perfect!
I love blackberry picking and 3 Princesses and 1 Dude has a brilliant kid-friendly recipe to use them all up!
Children love picking leaves and what better way to use them than to make cute foxes! Quite Frankly She Said has a great post about showing you how to make them.
Another leafy idea from Let Them Be Small – making hedgehogs. Such fun!
If they love painting, then painting leaves is such a simple idea here from Mummy’s Magical Mayhem.
This idea from The Inspiration Edit is great for all year round, but her monster stones are a great way to tie in with Halloween.
These conker snails from The Joy of Five are now on my to-do list. What a fab way to use your autumn treasures!
Rock and Roll Pussycat has a brilliant toddler craft using potatoes to make pumpkin prints – mine love paint so this will always be a winner!
She also has a brilliant fireworks picture idea – I have never seen this method but will be using it from now on!
For more autumn/ Halloween crafts, The Mum Diaries has a great review of a craft book for you. I love having books like this to hand, always handy to grab an idea for a rainy day.
Pumpkin picking & other Halloween fun
You will probably notice Instagram going crazy with pumpkin patch photos. If you want to take your own then here are a few places by location:
Hertfordshire / Essex
– The Parenting Trials shares some Halloween activites coming up.
Surrey / Middlesex
– Anklebiters Adventures shares different patches in the region.
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, Nicola Says has made a very handy printable with 20 things to do this autumn, if you want to go print it out.
Isn’t autumn just brilliant for keeping kids entertained? You may think that colder weather means more time indoors but as my granny always said…
“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”
So get outdoors, pick those leaves, berries, conkers and pumpkins and see what fun you can have!
Next month I will be looking ahead to Christmas, so if you have any Christmas recipes, traditions or days out to share then email me firstname.lastname@example.org.