Say hello to crisp cool days and autumn enhancements! Have you kitted out your continuous provision with all things autumn or are you in need of some inspiration? Check out these 10 continuous provision ideas for EYFS and KS1!
English Activities for Autumn Continuous Provision
Loose Part Letters
Write your focus letters on A4 pieces of card. Grab as many autumn items as you can, such as conkers, pinecones, acorns, leaves and twigs. You can also include other red, yellow, orange and brown loose parts*, for example pom poms and feathers. Children cover the letter with the loose parts, talking about the sound which the letter makes and also the shape of it.
Your class will love these Autumn themed writing mats. They’re great for encouraging children to write simple phrases and sentences. Perfect for guided writing or continuous provision! Whether children are at the emergent writing stage or able to write simple phrases and sentences, these mats are sure to be a hit in your writing area! Just place them inside dry erase sleeve pockets* so that they can be used again and again!
Tricky Word Shake and Read
Here's a fun one for your phonics continuous provision. Divide the inside of a box up into a grid. Write a tricky word in each space. Shake a pinecone or conker inside the box, open the lid and read the word which it lands on! Children might want to have a go at writing the word too, so leave a whiteboard and pen out with the activity. If you want to reuse your shake and read box, just write your words on paper or card grids. That way, you can alternate which words are inside the box!
Conker Sound Buttons
This is an autumnal take on the phonics sound buttons activity. Instead of drawing a sound button, place a small conker underneath each sound in the word. Children should press the conkers, say the sounds and then blend them together to read the word!
Maths Activities for Autumn Continuous Provision
Autumn Addition and Subtraction
These autumn-themed addition and subtraction games will be a huge hit with your class! Simply print them out, place inside dry-erase sleeve pockets, grab some playing pieces and go. Children could use conkers and five frames to help them with the calculations.
Autumn Number Jigsaws
From pumpkins to toadstools, umbrellas to squirrels - your class are bound to love these autumnal picture puzzles! You're going to love them too, as they're differentiated, with number puzzles from 1-3 all the way up to 1-20! Even better, they come in black and white as well as colour.
Leaf Count and Clip
Another quick and simple set up for your maths continuous provision. Collect some autumn leaves and write a number on each one. Children clip the correct number of pegs to each leaf. Alternatively, they could place the correct amount of conkers on the leaves.
Autumn Counting Cut and Stick
You just need to print and go with this seasonal activity. Children cut and stick the numeral with the corresponding amount of cute autumn pictures. The perfect low-prep activity for your continuous provision!
Fine Motor Activities for Autumn Continuous Provision
These cut little hedgehogs are easy to make. Mould some playdough into the shape of a hedgehog and add a button nose and googly eyes. Your class can add matchsticks for the spikes. They then remove the spikes using a peg or tweezers. How's that for an autumn fine-motor workout!
Autumn Loose Parts
Take your class out on an autumn walk. Talk about the sights and sounds whilst gathering autumn treasures. Add autumn-coloured ribbons, scarves, pom poms, lolly sticks and more. Children can then let their imaginations run wild as they create their own art, practise counting or tell stories using the loose parts.
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