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
- Ink from Dandelions
- Dandelion Life Cycle Hunt
- Dandelion Identification
- Dande-lion I Spy
- Dandelion Playdough
- Edible Wild Plant Safety
- Dandelion Greens with Garlic recipe
- Dandelion Infused Oil
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
Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane
How to Get Started with your Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane