Dear Mummy, what’s not to love about autumn? It’s our favourite time of year. We love how the scenery changes from green to orange, then gold to red. The trees look so beautiful and there’s a chill in the air. On a bright sunny day, a fresh walk into the woods can be exhilarating and awe-inspiring. We took one of these walks recently and discovered the first signs of Autumn.
5 ways to reconnect with nature this Autumn.
1) Hunting for Conkers
We had fun hunting for conkers around the big horse chestnut trees, a lot of them still hanging on the branches. The ones we found lying on the ground were still in their green cases and we had to break them open with our heels.
2) Land Art
Some leaves have begun to fall, amazing colours lie on paths waiting to be picked up and inspected. We created an Autumn Mandala last year and will be doing the same. Land Art is a great activity for children. We like identifying leaves, berries and seeds too.
Discovering all the Autumn fruits can be really good fun. Foraging for blackberries in hedgerows and spotting giant pumpkins on the vegetable patch, there are so many delicious delights this season. How many can you find? We’re looking forward to scrumping apples, drinking hot cider and eating crumbles. Toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate. On our walk we even discovers mushrooms, but we weren’t brave enough to pick them as we couldn’t identify them!
We could never get fed up of the cold wearing warm, soft chunky knits, bobbly hats and waterproofs. Puddle jumping is one of my favourite activities and running in the woods, free and wild.
4) Carving Pumpkins
Some of the climaxes of Autumn for us is Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali, to brighten up our chilly nights. We love the preparation of Halloween, going to a farm and carving pumpkins. Watching the fireworks and smelling bonfires.
5) Immerse yourself
Go on a woodland walk, visit a farm or just visit your local park. Cold fresh air and a brisk walk is enough to rejuvenate yourself and make you feel alive! We have fun making woodland crowns and wands and pretending to be fairies and elves, witches and wizards. My mummy always packs a small amount of sellotape and sewing scissors in her rucksack just incase there’s an outdoor craft activity waiting to happen.
Do you love Autumn too? What’s your favourite part of the season?
Love Bella xx