Nature Tables and Seasonal Activities

This is our nature table for the beginning of Autumn, I am sure it will change quite a few times over this season with little treasures being added here and there from our morning nature walks…
These are a few of the books I love to refer to throughout the year while following the seasons and festivals… They are really beautiful and worth adding to you personal library at home. They are filled with recipes, activities, festivals and much more…
Festivals Family and Food by Diana Carey and Judy Large
All Year Round by Ann Druitt
The Children’s Year by Stephanie Cooper
I also treasure these lovely titles, they are filled with the most amazing inspiration, The Big Summer Activity Book really is wonderful! And so are all the rest:)
The Big Summer Activity Book by Anne and Peter Thomas
Earthwise by Carol Petrash
Nature’s Playground by Fiona Danks
Crafts Through the Year by Thomas and Petra Berger
Caiden has just started with a weather block, so each day he records the type of weather we are experiencing. Since we are heading into Autumn and our trees are all showing signs of transformation, we though a lovely art activity would be to do some leaf rubbings.
First we collected different leaf shapes that had already fallen to the ground.
Then we took some white paper and place the leaves under it one at a time. Took a flat crayon and rubbed over the area where the leaf was placed and a beautiful impression emerges on your paper… It is fun activity for Spring or Autumn…

Here is the finished leaf collage:)

Happy Tuesday everyone:)

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21 Responses to Nature Tables and Seasonal Activities

  1. Elizabeth March 9, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Your leaf rubbing is just beautiful. I can’t wait for the leaves to bud out here. It has been a long winter. My girls would love this activity I will have to remember it. Your collection of books looks lovely. I am wanting to add some more Waldorf inspired books to help us through the seasons and festivals. Do you have a recomendation for the first I should purchase? I can only aford one at the moment. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Simply Playing March 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    The leaf rubbings are beautiful!

  3. Linda March 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    Dear Elizabeth,
    Thank you so much for visiting:)
    My two Favourites are All Year Round for the festivals and The Big Summer Activity Book is also wonderful. They really are worth it:)

  4. Tammy March 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    The nature table is lovely…

    But the leaf collage – that is absolutely stunning.

  5. Dawn March 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Many of those books you mentioned are treasured favorites of mine as well. You nature setting looks so pretty. My new city doesn’t seem to have very distinct seasons. I’m going to need to come up with some new ideas for my nature settings. I never got out King Winter this year, because he never visited us!

  6. Jen March 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Your nature table looks beautiful, Linda and I love the idea of the leaf rubbings! Turned out just beautiful. Thanks for leaving book recs, too – I’m a book addict ;P so I love the ones you a listing!!!!

  7. Melissa March 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    How lovely to see another Waldorfy Southern Hemispherian! I love your autumn nature table and the leaf colouring. Most of the books you’ve mentioned here are on my ever growing list of books to purchase. My daughter, Aria, is 19mths so I guess I have a little time to build up my resource collection!

  8. goldenbird March 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    The leaf collage is beautiful. I had to stop and think when I read that autumn is coming … I thought, is this an old post? It’s so strange that your seasons arrive at different times than ours. I like your nature table!

  9. Heidi March 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm #


  10. Angie March 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    Love the autumn nature table! And the leaf rubbings are gorgeous. Glad my card made it — I haven’t sent any “real” mail to S.A. since 1985!

  11. CHILDHOOD MAGIC March 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    love the leaf rubbings!

  12. Redbeet Mama March 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    Love your nature table – so much thought and love was put in to it. Fall is my favorite for decorating the nature table. Enjoy.


  13. Joy March 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    Love the leaf rubbings. The nature table is looking lovely. Happy beginnings of autumn!

  14. Naturalearthfarm March 10, 2010 at 2:04 am #

    I also refer to those first three books quite often. They are truly priceless.
    Thank you for sharing and warm wishes,

  15. The Magic Onions March 10, 2010 at 4:56 am #

    Such fun to see your little Toadstool Gnome!!! He looks like he is having a wonderful time with his friend the snail!
    Also just love the leaf rubbings… so bright and colorful.
    Blessings and magic to you,

  16. *erin* March 10, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    Thank you for sharing! I love seeing others nature tables since I am kind of new at this. Beautiful!

  17. S March 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    So Beautiful Linda, thank you for sharing. I will show my big girl on the weekend, I think she would really love to make a rainbow leaf rubbing of her very own.

  18. K March 11, 2010 at 1:40 am #

    Oh dear. I can see that you are really going to confuse me now. We are so yearning for spring, and here you are, showing me changing leaves. How odd the planet is. Or how odd that we should expect it to be any different than it is. My son is in Argentina. I can gauge his reality by yours, I suddenly realized. He’ll be home again in June. Summer for us. But not for you, I think.

  19. Beth March 12, 2010 at 6:24 am #

    The leaf rubbings are beautiful! My little Elsa is ready to do some “right now” but the trees are still pretty bare…
    Those first three books have been my favorites for the past 10 years!! But it looks like you take better care of yours 😉 mine are starting to show their age!

  20. Moment to Moment July 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    How nice, I see that we enjoy the same books.
    I am looking forward to explore your blog further, funny how you have entered winter and we are in the heat of summer…

  21. Amanda September 11, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    oooh, we are doing a leaf block in a few weeks! This will be perfect. Now I just have to remember it….


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