I love Autumn and so I definetly had to do something autumn inspired, and it was when picking a few red coloured leaves from the ground that I thought of doing an idea all about hibernation.
The first thing we needed to do was go out and pick some lovely coloured leaves. There are so many nice colours in autumn. Reds, oranges, yellows, green's. And lucky for us that their are so many big tree's near our house that are loosing their leaves already. So we got a bucket and we headed out to go and get a bucket full.
I got Lily a A3 piece of paper and some PVA Glue. Lily is super good at art now and started to stick her leaves onto the bottom of the paper to make her nest. Sticking is one of her favourite thing to do and so she was really enjoying getting to stick down the leaves she found outside.
I then cut the hedgehog out and Lily then started to colour in the face of it. I didn't want her to colour it all though as I was planning to use paint for the spikes of the hedgehog. After colouring it in, we glued it down so it looked like it was sat down on the leaves.
For the spikes of the Hedgehog I thought it would look good if Lily used her handprints to make it look spiky. So she painted her hands and pressed them down all over the Hedgehogs back. I think the idea of the handprints didn't look as much as spikes as I wanted it too but it still looked great and made a really nice picture.
Would your child enjoy an activity like this?