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Autumn Line Patterns


Autumn Activities for Kids - Autumn Line Patterns - Learning and Exploring Through Play


I have always said I couldn't possibly choose which is my favourite season. There is something I love about them all. That being said now Little N is almost 4 we are having so much fun this Autumn!!

We have been loving our Autumn walks, kicking leaves and throwing them at one another!! The conker collecting has been a great success, along with fairy hats and 'helicopters'. Currently I have them all stashed in a super cute, vintage style basket! It looks very Autumnal. I particularly love it when I light my candles of a night too! So cosy!

But what could I do with all these Nature treasures?

We have recently been doing some drawing where we 'take our pen for a walk'. We make lots of patterns, loops, zig zags etc and then we colour it in, add some crafty bits and we have a beautiful piece of art! Neve has been loving this activity! I have even seen her doing it at school and encouraging her friends to have a go too!!

It was that activity that made me think - lets combine the two!!
- Taking our pen for a walk patterns      AND      - Autumn Treasures

You will need:

A large sheet(s) of paper
Pens
Fairy Hats off the top of acorns
Acorns
Conkers
Leaves (skinny ones work best)
'Helicopters'
You could also use seeds such as Pumpkin Seeds/Sunflower Seeds.


Autumn Activities for Kids - Autumn Line Patterns - Learning and Exploring Through Play

So it was time to get to work. Neve made a pattern and so did I, using our 'take your pen for a walk' method. Alongside one another we began to decorate our lines with the treasures we had been busy collecting over the weeks before!

Autumn Activities for Kids - Autumn Line Patterns - Learning and Exploring Through Play

It actually went down much better than I thought and it kept her entertained for around 40 minutes! She kept wanting to draw new patterns once she had finished.

Autumn Activities for Kids - Autumn Line Patterns - Learning and Exploring Through Play

They looked really effective! The Autumn colours looked great together!!

Autumn Activities for Kids - Autumn Line Patterns - Learning and Exploring Through Play


They provided a fun opportunity to talk about patterns too! We said out loud simple patterns we were aiming to follow which she really enjoyed. Drawing the patterns is also great for developing fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination too!

Once we had finished our drawing we asked each other questions
How many conkers have you used?
How many fairy hats?

Following the lines and giving a gentle tap on each together we counted how many.

Autumn Activities for Kids - Autumn Line Patterns - Learning and Exploring Through Play

We are currently working on a printable set that will go along with this activity. It will be available in our shop very soon!

What activities have you been busy doing this Autumn?

Did you know we have a brand new Facebook group - for people passionate about children learning through play and adventure ONLY! In this group upload your activities - inspire one another! So if you haven't joined already - what are you waiting for? Come and join the fun!!!

Autumn Activities for Kids - Autumn Line Patterns - Learning and Exploring Through Play


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