Discovering autumn in EYFS

Nicola Davison
14th September 2017
Autumn leaves found by nursery and reception children on an outdoor walk

Planning resources and outdoor activity ideas to help young learners explore seasonal changes

The leaves are changing colour, the days are getting shorter and it’s definitely getting colder. As sad as you may be to see summer go, why not make the most of the seasonal changes by bringing them into the classroom? We’ve brought together top resources to help you plan learning opportunities both in and outdoors.

Classroom resources

This autumn topic web is an ideal starting point for your planning, outlining a variety of activity ideas for each area of learning. Get your young learners engaged early on by bringing autumn indoors with this colourful display pack, including keywords and pictures.

For more classroom-based fun, use these themed maths games to support early number recognition, counting and simple addition. Or, cook up a storm in the kitchen with one of these seasonal recipe ideas.
 

Autumn topic web EYFS

four week plan cross curricular
By ORLA279

Autumn Display

Words and pictures for printing and laminating for using on an Autumn themed display. All in Sassoon Infant font

By bevevans22

Autumn Maths Games

This pack is full of Autumn themed maths games suitable for Reception children and upwards. They will support and encourage early number recognition, counting and addition.
By jof78

Recipes - Recipe Booklet

Yummy cakes and treats! Bring the outdoors into your classroom with this inspiring activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
By naturedetectives

Outdoor activities

Organise a half term’s worth of outdoor activities with this comprehensive collection of weekly plans. This play-focused booklet also details a variety of games and activities to inspire learning through exploration.

Continuing the autumn theme, get learners noticing some of the key changes by going on a walk and recording their observations on this simple grid. While you’re outside, use this seasonal song, complete with actions, to encourage pupils to practise their gross motor skills.
 

Outdoor planning for EARLY YEARS

weekly plans of child initiated activities and invited activities led by an adult / student. continuous provision of all areas reflected outside Hope this helps someone! Other topics covered: Paperwork; Planning templates.

By graciebelle

Play through the seasons - Booklet

Booklet to inspire children with outdoor play ideas for autumn. Get kids outdoors exploring and bring the outdoors into your classroom with this fresh activity from the Woodland Trust's nature detectives website.
By naturedetectives

Autumn Walk

A simple sheet for children to use during and autumn walk or hunt. Children have to look for the objects on the sheet and record when they have found them.
By essentials4earlyyears

Autumn song early years Movement /P.E. session

Autumn song suitable for early years Movement /P.E. session

By siwsi

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