I adore the changing of the seasons. In truth, I love anything to do with the natural world but, in my eyes, our four seasons serve as a humbling nod to the circle of life we all follow as plants, animals or humans and I remember that, no matter what may be happening in our world, the seasons will continue on in the same manner as they always have.
I’ve always liked to celebrate the seasons and I’m keen to make sure that all things ‘natural’ have an influence on our playtime and adventures.
To start with, I’ve overhauled a shelving unit in our playroom to make our new ‘seasonal shelf’. Michael and I bought this from a charity shop years ago and I’ve filled it with ALL things autumnal for Lily.
Here’s what we’ve included for her:
Books — The Best Gift of All // Tractor Mac, Harvest Time // Pumpkin Soup // Autumn Story // Children of the Forest // I Am The Elements! // Apples & Pumpkins // Guess How Much I Love You Autumn // Spot’s Harvest // Flower Fairies of the Autumn // Hello, Harvest Moon // Thank You, Little Mouse
Pom Pom Garland — La Pom Pom
Artificial Leaves — The Works
‘Hello Autumn’ Print — The Perky Panda
Crocheted Seasonal Fruits & Veggies — Craft by Olga
Natural Stone Pebbles — Yellow Door
I’m actually really behind in posting this for you and I’ve started work on our Halloween seasonal shelf already so do make sure you’re following me on Instagram which is where it’ll pop up first for you!
I’ve recently become ADDICTED to Etsy so there’s lots of handmade little knick-knacks from individual shops and sellers and they’re such hidden gems, I buy everything I can from small businesses and shops now!
How do you explain the seasons to your little one? Do you do anything to celebrate?