Sunday, 31 October 2010

Our Season Box - Autumn

A "Treasure Box" can be whatever you make it.  Up until quite recently ours has been filled with bits and pieces and odds and ends from around the house for Little C to explore and play with whenever he feels the inclination. From a padlock and keys and scented cushions through to ribbons and pastry cutters.  Every few weeks I've tidied out the box and changed the contents.  This time around I thought I'd go for an "autumn box" to celebrate the bounty and beauty of the season.
We filled it with a large collection of conkers, some autumnal magazine images and a stuffed robin to begin with.  Since then Little C. has been busy collecting leaves, acorns, twigs and other bits and pieces from the outdoors while we have been out walking the waggy-tailed one!

I'm also adding some prints of autumn photos that I've taken while we've been out and about, and which Little C is either in or has seen me taking, so that he recognises the pictures.
Little C loves to open the box and take things out to look at and show me.  He's beginning to build his vocabulary now, and so is just about able to name some of the items too.  I love the interaction and bringing a bit of the outdoors inside, and am looking forward to Little C helping me to build up our "Season boxes" in the future.  I'm sure I'll post on here about them in the future.

If you've any ideas I'd love to hear them.


  1. I love your spiderweb photo--so beautiful. I also really like the idea of a season box. What a great way to get the little ones excited about outdoor adventures. Thanks!

  2. Thank you! We are lucky to live in a beautiful part of the UK. On Sunday morning we went for a walk with the dog up Dollar Glen, about 3 miles away. It's a spectacular spot, a snug little steep gorge full of trees and waterfalls leading up to a castle. On Sunday morning it was really misty, but as we came to the top of the glen we got above the clouds and the sun was out. Perfect conditions for autumn pictures, with mist still clinging to the spider webs, which were everywhere - very magical!