Forest Preschool Online


Welcome to Forest Preschool Online, a resource developed for preschool families during COVID times. Forest Preschool is a nature and play-based program where children follow their interests and develop a foundation for ecoliteracy. Inquiry-based learning is at the heart of our program, encouraging each child’s innate curiosity and a sense of wonder while instilling a love of learning and connection to place. More about Forest Preschool.

We would like to share these songs to lift your child's voice and heart, stories to inspire and engage imagination, and activities to encourage critical thinking, hands-on learning, and play. Explore the natural world with us! ~ Mary, Jenna, & Leslie

*We would like to acknowledge Jon Young, Ellen Haas and Evan McGown for inspiring our use of the core routines through their book, Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature.

Looking for guidance on how to best use the resources on this page? Click the button below for how we structure our days and routines.

Forest Preschool Activities




Songs and Stories

See the Story Time and Songbook sections below!



Stories, Songs

  • See "Stones" in Forest Preschool Story Time
  • See "Everybody needs a Rock" in Fores Preschool Story Time
  • See "Glorious Rocks" in Forest Preschool Songbook



Videos and Stories

  • See "The Foolish Dandelion" in Forest Preschool Story Time
  • See "I Love my Dandelion" and "My Roots go Down" in Forest Preschool Songbook
  • Dandelion Yellow Finger Play


A Salamander Search with Mary

Exploring Field Guides



Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane



How to Get Started with your Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane



A Spring Ephemeral Walk with Mary



Leslie's Visit to the Frog Pond



Forest Preschool Story Time

Pick up a copy of Salamander Sky by Katy Farber at Bear Pond Books!

Forest Preschool Songbook

Daily Routine & Rhythm Songs

Spring Songs

Songs About Birds

Songs about Amphibians

Other Songs

Robin's Nest Nature Playgroup Corner

Story time

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206

Hours: Center Open Monday-Friday 9-4
Trails Open 24/7