Autumn Crafts and Activities are always popular, so we were delighted when Claire from Mucky Picnic @muckypicnic shared her sensory delight of Autumn Acorns!
Mucky Picnic classes have a selection of sensory and messy play trays to explore, and these vary from week to week depending on the theme. Sessions are relaxed and unstructured so you and your little one can explore at your own pace. It is a super relaxing environment for smallies to play, socialise and be their own unique selves. Check out their full Listing HERE
There’s something lovely about the crisp air and the crunch of leaves.
This is a really wonderful sensory art activity, and a great way to bring some mindfulness into your little one’s art creations too.
I cut out acorn shapes and we got to work decorating them using some old filter coffee and some nutmeg. These are beautiful scents to work with and mindful art activities are so relaxing and grounding too.
If you want to go really pumpkin spice on this you can use a mixture of spices like cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg and ginger.
As your little one is adding their personal touch to their creations, you can encourage some mindful breathing and sensory exploration with some really simple questions.
What can you smell?
What sounds do the materials make?
How do they feel in your fingers?
You don’t need to rush these activities and you can really sit in the moment with your smallies!
Let me know if you try this one. And if you do I would LOVE to see what your little one creates!
I have two autumn sensory art classes coming to Adamstown over the Halloween period so be sure to check them out HERE