Autumn is a great time to enjoy the garden with your little ones, even if the weather says otherwise! There’s nothing better than getting wrapped up in puddle suits, coats and scarves and enjoying the changing seasons. If you’re looking for some fun family activities to enjoy with your tribe over the next few months, here’s some Garden Game Ideas for Autumn that will keep everyone entertained.
Here’s our 4 Awesome Garden Game Ideas for Autumn
Natural Arts & Crafts
Getting crafty is the first of our Garden Game Ideas for Autumn. One of the best things about Autumn is that you’re given a whole host of new arts and crafts materials to work with, and they’re all free! Set your little ones a challenge to create a nature-inspired collage out of materials that they find in the garden. They have everything they need to create an Autumn masterpiece, from crispy autumn leaves to pine cones, conkers, and twigs.
Top Tip: Pine cones are such a versatile craft tool! Dip them in washable paints, and then print them onto a piece of paper for unique designs that your kids will love. You can also create Autumn garlands out of pine cones that look beautiful in any home.
Messy Mud Play
Create ‘mud paintings’ by adding soil to water and using a paintbrush to create their mud masterpieces. Mud can be used for so many things, and as long as your kids are wrapped up and wearing gloves, they can have hours of fun playing with dirt! Why not ask them to paint a tree and then use leaves from the garden to add to the branches? This one may fill the adults with dread, but it’s a great activity for little ones getting used to exploring their surroundings.
Another fun mud activity is making mud pies! Here’s our fun step-by-step.
Plan a treasure hunt to collect all the items you need to decorate a mud pie. Leaves, flowers, rocks and sticks are all great choices.
Dig a hole and add water to make a ‘mud dough’. Mix well with a stick or an old spoon; you can always add some sand to get it to the right consistency.
Place the ‘mud dough’ into an old pan or cake tin, or get our little ones to mould the mud into the right shape if you don’t have any kitchenware to sacrifice!
Once the mud pie has been formed, decorate the top with your natural materials. Voila! One mud pie.
Plan a treasure hunt
Everyone loves a treasure hunt, and during the Autumn, you can easily keep your little ones entertained by setting them a treasure challenge. One of our favourite Garden Game Ideas for Autumn is to write a list of natural materials they can find in the garden; this could include rocks in specific shapes, shiny conkers, intact pine cones, perfect golden leaves; the list is endless. This is an excellent way for children to learn about the changing seasons and really hone those investigative skills ready for the next Easter Egg hunt!
Plant Spring Bulbs
Getting your children involved in gardening helps them learn about the importance of caring for things around them. It’s also a great way to get an extra pair of hands to help you prepare for spring flowering! Let your little ones plant their flower bed full of spring flower bulbs. Explain what the bulbs need to successfully grow and show them pictures of what they will eventually look like to build excitement as they start to grow.
The best bulbs to plant in Autumn
So, that’s our take on the best Garden Game Ideas for Autumn! We hope you have plenty of inspiration to start planning your Autumn activities! It’s so important to keep exploring the great outdoors, even when the weather isn’t at its best. Don’t forget we offer a wide range of ride-on toys, scooters and quad bikes for those days where you venture outside of the garden.
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