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5 Of The Best Autumnal Early Years Activities For Indoor And Outdoor Learning

Enjoy this season's warm hues while getting in some great number-based activities in nature

  • 5 Of The Best Autumnal Early Years Activities For Indoor And Outdoor Learning

1. Fine motor counting activity

5 Of The Best Autumnal Early Years Activities For Indoor And Outdoor Learning

This activity from Emma at kidscraftroom.com takes full advantage of autumn’s rich array of gorgeous natural items that are ideal for working on counting skills – so go collect acorns, conkers, leaves, twigs, or anything else that you can safely salvage from your setting’s local area.

Your kids will love collecting and handling them, and then you can try out one or all of Emma’s seasonal activities to develop early maths skills like number recognition, as well as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Check out the full list of ideas here.

2. Number trees

5 Of The Best Autumnal Early Years Activities For Indoor And Outdoor Learning

This number tree activity from Rachel at stimulatedlearning.co.uk comes with a free printable PDF for you to use, but it’s just one of a whole page of autumnal activities.

Just click here, then scroll down to the maths activities where you’ll find this resource and more.

3. Funky fingers

5 Of The Best Autumnal Early Years Activities For Indoor And Outdoor Learning

This counting and sorting activity can be put together pretty cheaply. The tea strainers used here were £1 each, and are good for developing physical dexterity in little fingers as they can be quite a challenge to open and close.

Once children have mastered that, however, see if they can work out how many conkers it takes to fill each measuring cylinder.

Check out this activity and other seasonal ideas at rockmyclassroom.com, here.

4. Apple print maths

5 Of The Best Autumnal Early Years Activities For Indoor And Outdoor Learning

This fantastically fun (and messy) arty apple print activity can soon develop into a great counting game once the paint has dried.

Check out all the instructions in this handy picture slideshow here.

5. Autumnal leaves play dough

5 Of The Best Autumnal Early Years Activities For Indoor And Outdoor Learning

Autumn tones are gorgeous anyway, but they look just lovely blended together with play dough.

This activity on herecomethegirlsblog.com talks you through doing just that before using suitable cutters to match up numbers with the correct number of leaves.

Find this resource here.

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