Autumn craft: Nature wreaths

Designing and making autumn wreaths using natural objects; exploring colour and pattern to create individual designs.

Learning objectives

  • To create an autumnal wreath using natural found objects.
  • To experiment with different ways to join materials.

EYFS outcomes

Understanding the world

  • Explore the natural world around them.
  • Understand the effect of changing seasons on the natural world around them.
  • ELG: The natural world: Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.


Expressive arts and design

  • ELG: Creating with materials: Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.


Characteristics of effective learning

  • Playing and exploring.


Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021.

ELGs taken from the Statutory framework for the EYFS, 2021.

Before the lesson

Classroom resources


Teacher notes

Key vocabulary

Prompts for learning


Next steps

Note any specific next steps for individual pupils.

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