Thrive Autumn Outdoor Nature Activities’ by Gillian Powell M.ED.



Thrive Autumn Outdoor Nature Activities for Children and Families‘ is the second of four books from Irish Author and Early Years Educator, Gillian Powell M.Ed.

The book was written based on Gillian’s first hand experience with children and aims to guide and inspire teachers, parents and children to connect with the outdoors. The book has over 60 pages of outdoor nature activities that can be done with children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old.

Many of the activities include pictures as a visual aid to the activity ideas. This book makes a great resource for primary school teachers teaching younger classes to get inspiration and guidance on various Autumn outdoor nature activities.

From the book;

‘In my thirty two years as an early years educator and researcher in West Cork in Ireland, I have observed that children are never happier than when they are out of doors. This is especially true in Autumn. In October and November, the best of any day in an early years setting was getting outside amongst the gold and red leaves.

There was no substitute for the feeling of being alive when you jumped in a pile of leaves or splashed through the puddles. This book explores activities that encourage and enhance children’s holistic development. More than that, these activities provide opportunities for you to connect with your children and the world around wherever you live’.

Below is a short video that will give you a taster of the various activities and ideas that are included in the book.


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