Autumn is my favourite season. Nature is showing off and trying to lure us away from our TVs and phones and get us outside.
If you have a child, you probably spend some time every Autumn collecting treasures such as crunchy leaves, conkers and acorns.
You can use this as a chance to do some literary activities. Children engage better with reading and writing if it’s fun.
Make a list together of words that describe what you see. For younger kids, you can do the writing, or it can just be a chat. With school age children, encourage them to do some writing too.
Write a poem based on the treasures. Touch them: how do they feel? What colours are they?
Write a short story of your trip to the park. What did you see? Were there any sounds like the leaves crunching underfoot, or a dog barking? Was the sun shining or was it rainy?
You can tie this in with art: drawing a leaf or painting faces on the conkers.
My daughter wrote some descriptive words of the conkers and leaves that we collected recently.
Then we wrote a poem based on some of those words.
What Autumn literacy activities have you done?