An autumn collection

One of my favourite things to do in Autumn, is going for walks. I love getting out and about in the fresh air, looking at all the beautiful colours and collecting all the things nature has to offer, to see what we can make.

Last weekend, the weather was not looking promising so we popped out quickly while it was dry. There was no time to go anywhere special, but I don’t think you always need to, there is still lots to offer walking round the streets and local park.

The children took a bag each to see what they could collect. We hunted for leaves, admiring the range of beautiful colours. They had fun trying to find all the different shapes and colours. We also spotted some mushrooms growing in the grass by the side of the road.

Autumn collecting leaves

We walked to the park, where they had a few minutes to climb and swing, which was great, as we haven’t been to the park for ages.

Autumn collecting climbing in the park

On the way back we collected lots (&lots!) of acorns, some sticks and berries.

Autumn collecting findings

BB wanted to find out what was inside an acorn, so I promised we would cut one open when we got home.

We had a lovely walk together. It is really nice how a quick walk, nowhere special can be just as much fun as going on a big planned day out.

Back at home, this is what we did with our findings…..

Acorn and leaf people and leaf rubbingAutumn is such a great time of year for fresh walks, looking at nature and doing lots of art and craft.



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25 Responses to An autumn collection

  1. I do like those acorns with faces! We’ve been having plenty of walks and collecting nature, so now I know what to do with our acorns ;-)

  2. More 4 Mums says:

    Autumn is such a great time of year for crafts isn’t it ? I found your blog via #PoCoLo

  3. Jaime Oliver says:

    I am loving the smiles on those leaf and acorn people! x

  4. I love seeing what nature has to offer, the faces are ace!

    Thanks for linking up with #FridayFun @mummytoboyz

  5. What a truly lovely walk – and great photos. We need to go on more walks :) Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  6. Kim Carberry says:

    What a fab walk! Great photos x

  7. Debra says:

    I love all the little things you’ve made with your finds! I’ve had to start keeping a plastic bag with me at all times recently, we can’t even make it to the shop and back without picking something up. Love this time of the year!

  8. Great fun :) Autumn leaves are fab #PoCoLo

  9. Jaime Oliver says:

    popped back for #CountryKids x

  10. we love making pictures from our collections x

  11. What fun and creative natural art, I love that BB is so inquisitive to wonder what is inside the acorn. I can see that they had a great time collecting their treasures and then fun at the park. Thanks for linking up and sharing your autumnal fun.

    • karen bell says:

      BB did make rather a mess cutting open the acorns, but he was so interested I thought it was great :)

  12. Claire says:

    Impressed you found some pretty leaves… Ours haven’t started turning yet, Nd the cookers have JUST started falling! Love your leaf people too! I might just have to nick that idea! Thanks so much for linking up with #SavouringtheSeason

  13. Pinkoddy says:

    Love Autumn — you really have got the Autumn activities nailed. Loving the faces on the leaves.

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