Autumn is such a short season in Sydney. Just when we are noticing the glorious colour changes of the season – it is time for winter.
Try to sneak in some moments with your children to enjoy some Autumn Activities. We have included some hands on learning ideas as well as a FREEBIE for your home use
This season is a wonderful opportunity to develop your child’s vocabulary . Language can be developed when taking walks and playing outside with your child. Our title picture for this article, was taken during a walk through crunchy leaves. We were able to discuss the colours, the sizes and shapes of the leaves. We looked closely at the leaves and discussed the detail that we could see in the leaves. Adjectives (describing words) were growing as our walk lengthened.
We have designed some games to reinforce your child’s litreracy learning while they are enjoying the Autumn/Fall season.
AUTUMN LOWER CASE LETTER MATCH
This fun Memory Match game reinforces your child’s lower case letter knowledge. Match the correct letters to each other
This resource uses cute pumpkin graphics. Download your own copy of the resource: Autumn lower case Memory Match
AUTUMN LOWER CASE TO UPPER CASE LETTER MATCH
Another great Memory Match opportunity to reinforce your childs’ knowledge of lower and upper case letters. Download your own copy to play at home today: Autum Lower to Upper Case Memory Match
Celebrating the beautiful Autumn colours, your child will love the opportunity to play the Autumn Colour Match Game. A very FUN extension to this memory match game which uses laminated cards, is to visit the garden or neighbourhood to collect leaves that are the same colours as the colour cards.
DONT FORGET TO COUNT THE AMOUNT OF CARDS THAT YOU FIND FOR EACH COLOUR
The biggest challenge is to find a RAINBOW leaf. Please post a photo if you find a rainbow leaf in your garden!
Download your own copy today: Autum Colour Memory Match
Counting, sorting and visual discrimination taught through hands on experiences – the perfect learning environment
Don’t miss this colourful opportunity to develop some fine motor strength
Download this FREE rainbow maple leaf to thread
YOU WILL NEED:
Laminator and pouch
String or wool for threading (we used a coloured shoe lace for extra style!)
HOW TO MAKE:
Print the maple leaf
Cut around the outside of the leaf and laminate
Use a hole punch to make holes around the outside edge of the leaf. Space the holes evenly.
Using a piece of string/wool/shoelace make a knot at one end. (You might like to make a tab at the other end by wrapping a small piece of adhesive tape at the top- this will make threading easier)
Starting from the back of the leaf, thread the sting through the first hole ( we suggest starting at the stem of the leaf)
Continue to thread the string around the outside of the leaf, moving in up and down motions
When all of the holes have been threaded with the string, tie off the loose end of the stem