How we Make the Most of the Sunny Autumnal Weather

I get it the autumn/winter nights are drawing in and all we want to really do is snuggle up under a blanket and reemerge come next spring when it rolls around. However, there are lots of benefits to grabbing hold of those lovely crisp sunny days, wrapping up warm and heading out for all those benefits the great outdoors offers us.


How we Make the Most of the Sunny Autumnal Weather



Lets face it the weather can be unpredictable here in the UK. So when it comes to getting outside we really need to make the most of the good weather while it's around. I know that some people feel that

How we Make the Most of the Sunny Autumnal Weather


But personally it's far nicer to head out when it's sunny than when it's wet outside and throwing it down with rain. My husband recently said that wet weather days are for doing home improvements.


How we Make the Most of the Sunny Autumnal Weather



So today I decided to bask in the sun for a while with the girls after preschool and take them to the park instead of straight home. The girls have always loved going to the park especially the big one in town but it's not always so easy to get to and we've not got slides and swings at home. So off we trotted with little one in the pushchair and eldest leading the way.

After a  while my eldest informed me that she wished to head home. I suggested that she help me gather some more leaves and autumnal treasures for crafting with when we got home. Hunting for leaves has become preferential over searching for geocaches in the eyes of my three year old and her sister was quick to follow in her big sisters footsteps choosing some crispy brown coloured leaves..  Eldest also picked up some helicopters and let them spin to the fall to the floor  from the climbing frame seeing how they may have fallen from the tree originally. This proved a lot of fun for her.
Then she turned her attention to leaves and found a couple of conkers and a pinecone.

I may have mentioned before that I think the leaves on the trees at this time of year are gorgeous. Last year I spotted a wall covered in leaves that looked incredible around Autumn. I had hoped that I'd find this wall had come into fruition again this year but alas it seems that the owner may not have appreciated them quite as much as we did for there are no leaves at all there. I have however found another pure delight in the form of this tree that we passed by and  as for the girls I think they were happiest spotting their shadows stretching out before them.


How we Make the Most of the Sunny Autumnal Weather


Back at home we headed into the garden where upon we opened a few of our nature books and had a look to see whether we could identify our finds.

We then took out the crayons from our homework station and had a go at leaf rubbing. With eldest having prior experience of this activity she knew straight away what to do. Well i may have had to remind her first that the leaf needed to go under the paper rather than on top of it. Then she chose the coloured crayons she wanted and the leaves and rubbed away at the paper.

To extend our fun I suggested that we get out the paints and eldest was quick to say 'I need an apron' too. So after donning an apron and being handed paint brushes and paints she was on to having fun painting leaves and sticking them down on paper for all to see.


How we Make the Most of the Sunny Autumnal Weather


These two activities came together to create a lovely background. So I suggested that we may like to add a collage using our finds and decided on a proud peacock showing off it's feathers.

Have you been making the most of the sunshine we've been having in Autumn?

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Comments

  1. I love your leaf art! Pinned for grandboy time!

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  2. I always feel peaceful when I arrive at your blog, Autumn leaves are my favourite, just so many colours and patterns, ones with little holes and some that seem perfectly formed. On a hike in Tasmania we collected our favourite leaves and sorted through them, now they are framed and on our wall right when you enter our home, it always brings back the most wonderful memories of that family trip. We are in Springtime now, so lovely seeing the fresh bright green leaves on bare branches and feeling some sunshine after a winter that was emotionally hard for me. Thank you so much for linking up with us for #ABloggingGoodTime Have a lovely Friday and weekend

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  3. Playing and collecting leaves are a must in autumn. The sunny afternoons have been wonderful and perfect for being outdoors. I love how you followed up your park visit with the nature books and rubbings and that is a cute Peacock. #CountryKids

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  4. What a fun day! I love the peacock. Glad you had a sunny day. It is so much nicer to spend time outdoors than working on home improvements.

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  5. Sunny autumn days are the best! I'm just writing about the colour and light changes at this time of year. We used to do all these nature activities when Caroline was toddling. Love the look of your nature books too, must research! #CountryKids

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  6. Sunny autumn days are the best! I'm just writing about the colour and light changes at this time of year. We used to do all these nature activities when Caroline was toddling. Love the look of your nature books too, must research! #CountryKids

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  7. stopping back again from #thesatsesh xx

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  8. I like the leaf rubbing idea. Looks like fun. So far in Autumn we've been enjoying the pumpkin patches as a family. #ABloggingGoodTime

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  9. Great to see your leaf art - my kids are too old now, which is a real shame ! #CountryKids

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  10. Lovely craft ideas! I don’t do much crafting with my boys, they’re more intent on playing with Lego and vehicles, I’ll have to try a bit harder with them! #CountryKids

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  11. We've been very guilty of not venturing out after school but we do go out at the weekends no matter what the weathers doing. Love the leaf rubbing idea #Countrykids

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