Autumn Activities


Welcome to Brigid's Autumn Language Activities.

  • 12 Quotes & Activies

  • Activities to nurture a love of language

  • Activities to help kids identify literary techniques & devices

  • Activities designed to help kids use literary techniques & devices

  • A variety of snack size quotes from Albert Camus to Sylvia Plath

  • Free Quote Cards printables

  • Something for all ages and abilities

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Autumn is such an exciting time.The forest,the garden and the park are full of new smells, sights and sounds.

There are all kinds of autumn

  • Jump in the leaves autumn

  • Soggy autumn

  • Crisp & crunchy autumn

  • Misty autumn

  • Bright & colourful autumn

  • Tasty autumn

  • Windy autumn

Can you think of some more?

Which is your favourite?

Our Top Twelve Autumn Quotes

12. Albert Camus

French author and philosopher

"every leaf is a flower"

A beautiful example of a metaphor

Activity

Camus has turned the world upside down; autumn has become spring and the leaves have become flowers.

A holiday poster for a Topsy Turvy World

For example:

Rain is dry

Sunbeams are wet

Snow is edible

birds ride bicycles

Eat pudding first

Go to school at night

  • Think of a Topsy Turvy World

  • Make an annotated drawing of your Topsy Turvey World

  • Share with your classmates

  • Design a holiday poster for your Topsy Turvey World

11. Charlotte Bronte

19th century English novelist & poet

"Every leaf speaks..."

An engaging example of personification

Activity

A Speaking Leaf Mobile

  • What do the leaves say?

  • Make a mind map

  • Draw leaves with speech balloons

  • Display as a class mobile (which will move)

10. L.M. Montgomery

20th Century Children's author, best know for Anne of Green Gables.

Activity

A Class October Watch Book

  • Make a Class Autumn Watch Book

  • Record your October observations

  • Discuss the pros & cons of October

  • Do you think October is the best month?

  • Compare and contrast with October in a different country

9. Percy Bysshe Shelley

19th century English poet. Shelley was one of the Romantic poets. He loved to write about nature and his feelings.

"Each like a corpse

Within its grave."

A wonderful simile for older kids to unpack.

Activity

Compare & Contrast

  • Compare & contrast with quote number 8 (John Borroughs)

  • List the similarities

  • List the differences

8. John Borroughs

19th/20th century American literary naturalist

Activity

Compare & Contrast

  • Compare & contrast with quote number 9 (Shelley)

  • Which quote do you like best & why?

7. Kobayashi Issa

18th/19th century Japanese poet. Issa is his pen name and means 'a cup of tea'.- how beautiful. The kimono is a tradditional Japanese garment which worn by men, women & children on special occassions . The colours and motifs are determine by the season. Traditionally the light summer kimono is exchanged for a warmer lined kimono on the 20th of September.

Activity

Write - "My Sky Wears" Poem

  • Research the kimono.

  • Design an autumn kimono

  • What clothes do you wear in September?

  • Use Issa's poem as a blueprint for your own poem. What does your September sky wear?

  • e.g a necklace of birds

6. John Keats

One of the most popular English Romantic poets of the 19th century. Keats uses natural imagery to express deep and powerful feelings.

"winnowing wind"

A beautiful example of alliteration and assonance. Feel the movement.

Activity:

An Annoted Map Of "A Windy Journey "