I think the winter blues have set in already for me and I hate this inbetweeny time of year where the fun of the summer has ended and the excitement of Halloween and Christmas has not yet begun.
My Sunday Photo this week is a colourful reminder of all the fun we have had.
We may be having some fantastic weather for this time of year but Autumn is in full swing and the parks are littered with all sorts of natural materials that are perfect to take home and use to make some masterpieces with your little ones.
After spending a good while at the park tonight foraging around and making the most of the sunshine we went home and got together a selection of twigs, leaves, pine cones, acorns and conkers and took a large sheet of paper which we used to create a colourful Autumn pattern.
Next up we picked the roundest conkers we could find, painted them in different colours then placed a sheet of paper inside a baking tray and rolled them around and around to create a really pretty pattern.
Being late in the day I couldn’t stand the mess of number five joining in with the painting so a made a tray up for him containing all the items we collected plus some play dough which he happily sat poking and pushing around while the others got on with painting.
This is a great activity to get the children interested in their surroundings and using art to explore different colours and textures.
Over the summer I’ve not linked up with the lovely ladies at Truly Madly Kids and have really missed their great linky.
This weeks subject is colour which is perfect to bring some sunshine into this miserable weather we are having today.
This was taken one evening at the beginning of the summer and is one of my favourite photos.
I love to ensure that the children’s holidays are filled with fun and adventure and love nothing more than getting them out and about in the fresh air.
We don’t go out and spend a fortune, we just like to get out and about in the countryside and look at what the great outdoors has to offer.
This half term we have been on lots of adventures and would love to share with you some of the fabulous views we have been lucky enough to see.