A fun outdoor autumn activity for children over the age of two, this can also be a fun activity to develop early mathematical skills.
You will need:
Take the children into the garden to hunt for leaves. Ask children to find leaves that are bigger and smaller than their hands, this will allow and encourage children to make estimates and measure the leaves themselves against their hands. It will also introduce early mathematical language such as bigger, smaller, biggest and smallest.
The children can also hunt for short and long leaves, again introducing early mathematical language. Children can also decide on their own criteria to hunt for leaves, such as bigger or smaller than their pencil or shoe etc.
Areas of learning covered:
- Mathematical development
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Language, Literacy and Communication skills