We love spending time outside, but thought for this activity we'd explore the outside indoors!
To encourage Minnie's interest in the changing seasons I made a set of trees for her to play with.
Once cut out, we created our seasons by using different coloured felt. For Spring we cut out circles from pink coloured felt using pinking shears, for Summer we cut out a selection of green leaves, for Autumn we used a few green leaves but added more using brown felt, & for Winter snow we added some roughly cut circles of white felt. (We picked up our A4 felt sheets for 40p each from a local craft shop, & still have plenty spare for another activity.)
These simple felt shapes have prompted many conversations & questions about seasons, trees, caring for the environment, animal habitats, composting, recycling, planting, weather, mini-beasts, food, gardens... & many more. It's been great to see Minnie continuing her exploration outside & hear her commenting on all she is discovering.