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Exploring Nature in Autumn

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About the activity & how to play it

It’s always a bit sad when summer ends, but there’s an irresistible charm and beauty to autumn that makes the transition that little bit easier.

Falling leaves changing from green to yellow, orange and gold mark the beginning of the season – the perfect time to venture outdoors and explore! Seek out the animals getting ready for a long slumber. Look for nuts and seeds falling from the trees (unless the squirrels have got there first!) Feel the leaves crunch underfoot – and grab some conkers for a game later.

Whether it’s cool and crisp or surprisingly balmy, head out with a small group or just one person. Not forgetting your Autumn Nature Explorer Book to make the most of those sparkling autumn days.

 

You’ll need

  1. Autumn Nature Explorer Book

The Activity

  1. Plan an outing to a local park or a nearby area of natural beauty – or even just head into the garden
  2. Flick through the Autumn Nature Explorer Book before you head out, to familiarise everyone with the images
  3. Make sure you choose a dry day for the walk, and remember to put on an extra layer and a scarf to protect yourselves from the cooler, windier weather
  4. Go for a walk and encourage everyone to keep their eyes peeled, stopping to look and talk about anything interesting that catches their eye
  5. Look through the book to find the image that matches what someone has seen (they might even find things that aren’t in the book)
  6. Encourage everyone to look in the book as they go, to remind of them of seasonal images
  7. Look at the back of the book to find the names of the images
  8. Ask questions along the way, using the ones in the back of the book or making up your own
  9. Head back home, once you’ve discovered lots of beautiful things, and soaked up the warm hues of autumn
  10. Discuss what you’ve seen and enjoyed, using the book as a guide, and warm up with a nice hot cuppa

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