When I was young, autumn was a time for playing conkers ... and having brothers, I had to be quite brave about the bruises that I picked up in the games! These days "health and safety" often prevents games of conkers, but that doesn't mean the kids can't enjoy collecting these lovely autumn treasures for counting games, display etc.
Horse Chestnuts Poster
Maple seeds are a treasure to be discovered on your autumn walks with the kids, with the colour so typical of autumn. Share this poster with the kids or put it in your autumn displays and ask if the children can bring in any "real" examples.
Swishing through autumn's piles of leaves is always fun. Perhaps this poster of fallen leaves will inspire the kids to go out on a walk with you to see what they can find...