This book is packed full of fun nature activities that will help children engage with the season and learn practical new skills.
The authors have included a mix of indoor and outdoor activities for autumn, including picking and cooking fruit, basket-making, building houses and shelters, looking after birds, working with beeswax and making paper.
The activities in this book are based on practical experience from the Children's Nature and Garden Centre in Reichshof, and are fully tried and tested.
'The first a new series of wonderfully inspiring activity books, full of indoor and outdoor activities. We loved the photos which showed happy children in jumpers and wellies thoroughly enjoying the activities -- photos that really inspire you get outdoors, despite the colder weather.
An invaluable book for those who feel childhood should be close to nature and in touch with the seasons. Definitely one of the best activity books I have read.'
-- Hilardy Woolf with Isaac (age 5), Education Otherwise, October 2005
'This wonderful book illustrates and describes nature activities for autumn.'
-- Kindling: Early Childhood Care and Education, Autumn 2005
Harvesting fruit and vegetables
Where Do Fruit and Vegetables Come from?
Biodynamic Farms and the Environment
Natural Wholefoods in the Kindergarten
Eating Together: A Good Influence
Understanding How Things Are Connected: Training the Senses
Recipes for Freshly-Harvested Fruit
Drying Fruit for the Winter
Plants Used for Basket-Making
Making a Willow Basket or a Hanging Basket for Flowers
Weaving Round or Oval Objects
Simple Houses and Huts
Building: Putting down Roots
Imaginative Structures: Large and Small
Building as an Archetypal Experience
Building a House Together: Developing Social Skills
House-Building in the Third Grade
A Dedication Ceremony
Caring for birds
Food for Birds
Working with beeswax
Modelling with Beeswax
Beeswax: A Precious Material
History and Production of Paper
Making Paper with Children
Painting and handicrafts without toxic chemicals
Paste and Plaster