Autumn is a beautiful season and one of the best seasons to show children what happens when the seasons change. Especially here in South Africa where we don’t really have 4 distinct seasons.
We recently spent a few weeks focused on autumn. We did some crafts, some experiments and read a few books about the new season. It is the first time we have spent so much time on a season and it was lots of fun.
I have compiled a list of crafts, experiments and books you can include into your autumn study unit.
Chelsea and her girls made this stunning paint resist project. It does not only allow you to explore different leaf sizes and colors but also the different colors of the season.
Suncatchers are one of my favorite crafts to make. We make them often, just because they are so fun. Chanene and her kiddos made these stunning autumn sun catchers. Aren’t they just so gorgeous?
Is a craft even a craft if glitter is not involved? This craft from Puveshree is so simple but so very effective – and it involves glitter.
When you do crafts with your kids, it is always a good idea to add in items with different textures. This craft from Mira does just that!
These portraits from Kanya are so super cool and the colors of the leaves they used are amazing.
This is another great sensory craft from Marcia and her girls. This craft focuses on all the senses – touch, smell, sight, sound and even taste.
These are another two stunning crafts by Chelsea using autumn leaves.
Puveshree also had another fun (and easy) craft to share with us.
I also did some fun crafts with my kids.
Autumn is all about comfort food as it starts to get colder. These are some recipes to enjoy during the season or to make to bring the scents of autumn to your home.
Candice and Lexi made some yummy orange creamsicle ice-lollies. Ice lollies might not be commonly associated with the cooler weather in autumn but if you are in South Africa you will know that we do ahve some gorgeous sunny, warm days throughout autumn.
Chanene made this potpourri using the rich smells of autumn. There are so many amazing natural things used in this and I can only imagine the amazing smells flowing through their home.
Puveshree also explored the smells of autumn with this recipe and this is actually a really effective activity. We have done it with lemons and the smells are amazing.
Nothing screams autumn more than butternut soup, right? Candice recently made some and it looks soooo yummy.
There are some really lovely books available on Autumn. We also found some fun ebooks on Twinkl that were all about the changes in the season.
Autumnblings: This a collection of poems all about autumn. They are simple, easy poems, perfect for kids. It does also have some stunning illustrations.
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf. This is a lovely sensory book that talks about how seeds grow using a range of materials. There is a glossary of terms and stunning pictures throughout the day.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves. This is a cute story about Fletcher who gets concerned when the leaves start changing.
We would love to see what you did during your autumn study unit.