Tuesday, 12 November 2013

What Autumn Means to Us - Center Parcs Monthly Challenge, November

Last year I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a Center Parcs Blogger. This year I was unable take part due to moving house and being disconnected from the internet for absolutely yonks (at least a month)
So now I'm entering to try and win a wild card place.
This months challenge is all about autumn and writing a poem. First I read the great tips by Emma on the Center Parcs blog. My favourite tip was:

Play outside – Despite the drop in temperature, it’s great to wrap up warm and get outside in the fresh air. The sound of the leaves crunching as you stroll through the park or play in the garden is bound to get you and your children inspired, so why not head outside for a brisk autumn stroll before setting to work on your poetic masterpiece?

This is exactly what we did, and I'm so glad we did because we had a lovely day. We walked to the local park, it was our first visit as we've only just moved here, and it's bound to be the first of many.
When we were back home we admired our haul of leaves and things we'd found while out walking and then created a word cloud.

We then set to work on our poem and this is what we came up with together

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What Autumn Means To Us

Birds start leaving in flocks above our heads
the days get darker and colder
The duvets are put back on our beds
And it's mum's birthday so she gets older

The leaves on the trees turn to orange, yellow and red
The frost on the ground nips our toes
We walk along with a crunch in our tread
And the cold North wind blows

The Spooks arrive on Halloween
giving us all a trick or a treat
The fireworks create a wonderful scene
and the bonfires give off heat

Time for one last play in the park
wrapped up warm in our coats
Soon the days will be too cold and dark
we'll have scarfs wrapped around our throats

We love Autumn, its our favourite season
We love leaves on the ground
We love all the bright colours for every reason
We love all the sights and sounds.


Our final task was to use the leaves we had collected while out on our walk to make a lovely wall display which will remind us of our lovely Autumnal walk to the park.






This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 November challenge. If I'm chosen, I would like to visit Sherwood Forest..
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