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Time to dive into Autumn and to explore the wonders of my favourite season.
Maybe it’s because it’s my birthday season but since I was a little girl, I have loved Autumn the most.
In this post, I will share some Autumn Montessori inspired ideas, my favourite Autumn books and a round-up of fabulous Autumn ideas.
- What would be autumn without collection conkers, acorns and so on? This is probably one of my favourite activity for this season. We learn about what we collected, we display those natural items on our nature’s table. And we use the conkers in various activities.
- Counting with conkers or acorns, pinecones…
- sorting by size: here I drew around the conkers and my toddler had the sheet as a control of error
- Transferring conkers
- Pin punching around an acorn template
- Exploring leaves
I laminated some that we have used in different ways.
- Art with autumn leaves: print with leaves, paint the leaves and so on…
Some more ideas:
- it’s a time for apple picking and to taste the various kind of apples: we do this every year in the playgroup. I select different apples, we cut and taste.
- I also love my apple corer and slicer
- After we have cut the slices, you can also put the pieces in a sandwich bag, sprinkle some cinnamon and let your toddler shake shake shake!
- We generally study the parts of the apple and obviously cut an apple to do so.
- I have already seen some ornamental pumpkins in the shops. We love to have a few on a display. And it’s great to add some into a language basket or on the nature table.
This month, our Montessori box is all about Trees! A great topic to explore in September!
More info here.
Books we are reading:
Here are the books we are reading at home and in the playgroup.
- Woodland and forest: it was part of a set of 4 books (you can also see Birds and Weather in the above picture, the 4th one was about seashore)
- Owl Babies
- Wow said the owl
- The Gigantic turnip
- Leaf trouble
- Rosie's hat and my favourite Julia Donaldson's books here if you want more ideas
- The fox and the star
Books I want to add to our collection:
I made a few printables that you can use in many ways:
- Cutting strips:
Cut strips of paper and let your child cut the small pictures to use in any craft.
- Autumn pictures
Print these A5 pictures on cardstock on laminate them. I generally use a coloured background and make a set for each season. Use them to talk about the seasons, to tell stories and to develop vocabulary.
- Number leaves
I like to vary my cards and counters activity. I tend to change the number cards according to the seasons or to follow my children's interest
Enjoy these leaves number cards
- Apple and apple tree nomenclature cards
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