What a magical time of year! I love how symbolic and strangely quick the season change to autumn is. There is usually one evening or morning when you suddenly feel that chill in the air and then you notice the colour of the leaves and you realise that it’s autumn again. It envelopes this feeling of change and a strange calm seems to come over me. It marks the beginning of the colder days, the wholesome meals and for us, it is the beginning of some of the best outdoor play.
Children cannot bounce off the walls if you take the walls away – Erin Kenny.
So have I sold it to you yet? If so, here are 3 ways to bring your nature back home with you and continue your little ones play and learning whilst you snuggle up in the warm.
- Conkers (approximately 10)
- Some twine or strong acrylic wool
- Either a metal skewer or a small drill (only for adults to use)
- A thick needle with an eye large enough for the twine
- Googley eyes
- Hot glue gun
- Line up your conkers from smaller to larger. The smaller end will be the head end
- Pierce or drill through each conker
- Double thread your needle with your chosen thread and put a large knot in the end. (So you are threading 2 strings through at a time.)
- Thread your conkers on starting with the largest one
- Once you’ve threaded the last conker (the head) then tie a knot in your twine
- Cut your twine leaving about 1cm of length. The two threads will look like a snake tongue
- Hot glue your eyes on and you’re done.