Friday, September 23
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Autumn is the perfect time to engage your children in various exciting activities. Kids love to do innovative things by using their imagination and ideas. The activities are fun for the children, but they also help them become more creative.
You can introduce them to various gardening activities like pruning, composting, mulching, and collecting dried leaves. Children can easily accomplish all these tasks, and you can do them all in the autumn season when there is plenty of scopes.
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Autumn or Fall is also when you have baskets in hand for picking ripe fruits from the fruit trees in your garden. Children also love picking fruits, and they love to devour fresh fruits in the garden as soon they pick them. If you have had a great harvest season, you can utilize excess quantities of fruits to make preserves and jams for the coming seasons. Some of the recipes made from fresh fruits have been passed down for generations, and you can also make your children learn them.
Art and crafts arouse a lot of interest in children. You can give them many such creative activities as making scarecrows in the garden, coloring pots and containers, making plant markers for the bulbs or seeds you have recently sown in flower beds, etc. You can also make decorative pieces or lanterns from dried pumpkins and gourds.
Another important activity that can serve educational purposes is to make a collage out of dried leaves. You can ask the kids to collect dried leaves or flowers and make collages. Leaf pressing is an exciting activity that helps the children to identify different types of leaves and flowers. Autumn is also the season when many birds are attracted to the garden to feed on seeds and spent flowers. That is the perfect time to educate children about different bird species. This way, they will feel closer to nature and enjoy the pleasures that it has to offer.