No one dreads the onset of September and the new season quite like kids do. Torn away from their games consoles, bikes and toys - September signals the end of those carefree summer days and the beginning of a new school year. And of course, lots of homework.
Make that back to school transition a little bit easier for your little ones and welcome in the new season with some fun Autumn activities to get up to together.
Put Together a Basket of Autumnal Treasures
This will involve you and your little explorers getting out and scavenging for Autumnal bits and pieces such as pinecones, acorns, conkers and colourful leaves. What better way to get excited about the new season than bringing a bit of it into your home? Read about how to preserve Autumn leaves here.
Your basket of Autumnal treasures will be perfect for decorating the fireplace. Not to mention a memory of a day out exploring the Autumn landscape together!
Knit Some Thick Socks Together
Autumn is all about being cosy and nothing says cosy quite like a pair of thick, knit socks for cosy evenings spent curled up on the sofa. Use an easy to follow knitting guide such as this one and you and your little one could knit together. Or if they’re too young to try their hand at knitting just yet, knit a pair for your little snuggler yourself.
Brew an Autumn Inspired Beverage
No need to trek out to Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte, you can make wonderful Autumn beverages right in the comfort of your own home.
Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg are all quintessentially Autumn inspired spices that when added to teas and coffees make delicious Autumn-y hot drinks. There’s also plenty of Autumn inspired herbal teas.
Perhaps your little one would prefer something sweeter? If so why not make non-alcoholic hot apple cider? Find the perfect Autumn inspired beverage for you and all the family to cuddle up on the couch with when the evenings are cold.
Go Berry Picking
Autumn is the season when berries are ripe and out in abundance. It's also the perfect excuse to get outside exploring with your little adventurer. Take a tupperware box to store your berries in until your home. Don’t forget to admire the Autumnal colours out in force! How many conkers can you spot together?
Bake Ginger Bread Cookies
When the weather starts to get chilly, the gentle spice of ginger is the perfect treat to warm yourself up with. Baking ginger bread cookies is a fun activity for you and your child to do together, and one that won’t take too much convincing no doubt! Why not add an extra Autumnal flair by making the cookies leaf shaped like these ones?