Fun Day Monday

Today’s activity idea is something that we haven’t done yet in my childminding service but plan to do this week so I thought that I’d share the idea with you to see if you fancy doing it too!

You may have noticed that the nights are drawing in earlier and that the leaves are starting to turn and fall…..Autumn is starting to make itself known! I love this time of year and get so excited as there are so many fun Autumn themed things that you can do with your little one.

Today’s Fun Day Monday idea is all about collecting leaves and making pictures with them…. the perfect Autumn themed activity that little ones really seem to enjoy.

We’re planning to go on a nature walk this week and look for allsorts of natural objects along the way, (if you want a copy of my list please email me at and I’d be delighted to share it with you) but will also collect lots of leaves so that we can make these adorable hedgehog pictures.

I can’t take credit for the idea or the templates as they have come from a Bulgarian website called If you would like to download a copy of the hedgehog template then click here. You simply get your little one to glue the collected leaves onto the template where the hedgehog spines should be.

So… why not get the wellies on and get out and about this week and collect some leaves to make your own hedgehog picture.

Whatever you do this week, have fun!