As the darker nights are drawing in, the signs of autumn are all around. This beautiful time of year provides the perfect opportunity to engage in some seasonal fun, which is why we’ve put together some great ideas that will guarantee to keep the kids amused for hours.
Leaves come in all different colours, shapes and sizes and at this time of year, they can be seen falling to the ground in abundance. The kids will love searching through all of the different varieties. Collect them and bring them home to use for leaf printing. Make pictures, cards or even create wrapping paper ready for any upcoming birthdays!
Autumn collages are by far the best, as there are so many different objects to choose from. Search for russet-coloured leaves, conkers, pine cones, twirly twigs, berries and more! When your bag (or two or three!) is full to the brim, bring them home and create beautiful collages and scenes out of your treasures!
With recent reports suggesting that there are less than one million hedgehogs left in the UK, creating a hedgehog home is the perfect way to help encourage these loveable critters to set up camp in your garden. A home is relatively simple and cheap to produce, in fact, the RSPB website has some great tips for creating the perfect hedgehog home. Take some photographs of the children busy at work so that they can share their achievements with the class on their return to school.
Wrap up warm and make the most of the crisp autumn air by exploring your local surroundings while spending some quality family time together. There are many free mystery walks available online, so find a route, check out the clues and start searching for hidden landmarks!
Why not use the autumn shapes as inspiration for some beautiful stained-glass leaves for your windows? These lovely designs can transform your window and could also make a lovely gift for grandparents or other family members!
Hours of fun lie ahead with the creation of fabulous conker creatures! Let their imagination run wild and as they create a whole village of little creatures. Decorate them with cocktail sticks for legs, piping for the hair and sticky eyes on their faces.
Do you have any plans for October half-term? Let us know at @ACECLEANUK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of ACE in Morrisons, The Range, Tesco (and lots of other retailers!).