I felt a little restless. It was a regular Saturday morning and my husband had taken the two eldest girls to sport.
“Do you want to go out somewhere for a little bit?” I asked my two youngest children who were with me at home.
It was a beautiful day outside, and I knew going out in the sunshine for a while would ground me for the day.
“How about we collect leaves?” I said as we grabbed hats and shoes.
The change of season is such a beautiful thing, and I look for ways to celebrate this with the children. Last year we collected leaves in Autumn, and hung them along the window. This year, I thought we could collect leaves once again, and sort them in the different grading colours (I saw this idea here). I was waiting for an opportune moment, and this was it. To have some sort of mission, a purpose, can add an extra element to fun in the outdoors. That may be counting birds, looking for the perfect pet rock, or hunting for rainbow leaves.
We headed out to one of our favourite spots to explore and collect leaves along the way. Seeing my kids in wide open space like this — such beauty — does my heart good. Such a delight!
Home again saw us do a few different activities with leaves, one of which, was sorting them into the different colour shades. Don’t they look beautiful! What an enriching thing to do with kids during Autumn! It’s an activity with value and reinforces the natural wonder happening around us. Making connections as we live: it’s good.
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