I love fall. There’s just something about the changing of the seasons, the beautiful colours, tea, scarves and pumpkin pie spice that just makes me feel cozy and warm.
When it comes to our homeschool lessons, I jump on any opportunity to bring in the beauty of autumn into our lessons. There are so many wonderful opportunities to learn using simple objects that can be found outdoors in your backyard or under a tree! I love the ease of it, and most importantly, Y adores anything related to nature and the outdoors!
Today, I am sharing a few simple ways to add some elements from nature into your lessons!
Fall themed preschool activities with nature
Y has been counting a lot lately. He is very interested in numbers and ordering objects. Initially, I was thinking to create a fall themed nature table for him, but he was so excited about our homemade sandpaper numbers, I figured an invitation to count and ‘do math’ would work just as well.
To add a lovely bit of nature, I used wooden counters as well as leaves. I have a confession though that the leaves weren’t real ones.
I couldn’t resist turning these objects into a practical life work! Y had so much fun practicing with these tongs. He hasn’t mastered them yet, but is improving every time and just loves them!
We used the leaves to sort them by size. This is a very important math concept. Because these were fake leaves, they actually came in 3 different sizes which was the reason I chose to use them instead of gathering some from our yard.
And of course – you can use sticks and logs to make a tower!
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