Colour Collecting

An absorbing Autumn activity is colour collecting - which is a super-easy and fun thing to do after school in your garden, a park or just on the walk home.

First you need to cut a strip of card - time to pilfer from your recycling bin - and stick on a piece of double-sided sticky tape (or you can use paper clips for a reusable fastening). Glue, or flour and water would also work (but might end up being a bit messy!).

Collect little nibbles of leaves and flowers and stick them onto your strip of tape - you can do this randomly, or group together into colours, even make a rainbow if you fancy. It’s another activity that all ages can enjoy (winner). We made three nature colour charts - greens, fiery autumn colours and pinks. It was like a colour treasure-hunt - and in the little bit of afternoon sun it was the perfect end to the school day.

We hope you enjoy it too! What colours can you find?  

Remember: be careful to only take a little bit of a growing leaf or flower so that you don’t diminish the display.