Be Active - Autumn Shapes

Create your own guide to autumn with this noticing activity. Identify trees by the shape of their form, leaves and texture of their bark. Notice the beautiful shapes of nature in this autumn nature hunt.

Wellbeing benefits:

Feel relaxed

Notice my surroundings

Keep on learning

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to find new and interesting ways to get out and about.

I want to enjoy where I live more.


20-30 minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own, with others. 
Great for all ages.

Where can I do this activity?

Outdoors - in the UK.

How often can I do this activity?

Weekly, monthly or seasonally - in the UK.

What do I need?

  • Pen/pencil
  • Small notebook
 or paper
  • Camera - Optional
  • Taking Rubbings guide - if you'd like to take rubbings of leaves and bark - Optional

Did you know?

Outdoor activities have proven health benefits.  Being outdoors can help improve physical fitness, increase our concentration, boost our happiness and increase our vitamin D levels.  Vitamin D is essential for maintaining good health.


Send the image above as a seasonal e-card to friends or family.

"This was such a lovely focus for a walk. The kids didn't complain once and were really excited to find each leaf or seed. You forget how interesting it can be to look closely at things that you pass without a thought every day."

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