Below you find some of my favorite activities to use when planning your
Forest Theme Lesson Plans.
This site uses affiliate links.
Purchasing through these links does not cost you anything additional, but gives us a small referral fee from the affiliate.
Thank you so much for your support! Your purchases allow me to maintain my Website.
Arts & Crafts
Paint with Pinecones from Parenting Chaos
Paper Plate Bear Craft from Crafty Morning
Pine Cone Owl from Red Ted Art
Forest Animal Play Dough Invitation from Mama Poppa Bubba
Paint with Pine Branches from Artful Parent
Animal Track Stamping from Green Kid Crafts
Create a Bear Den in your dramatic play space this week. You can add a Faux Christmas Tree and Woodland Creature Costumes to the space as well.
This adorable bear cave was created by Community Member
Veronica G. of Ronnie's Dayhome
Add a variety of Forest Animals to your construction space this week. Add nature blocks, pinecones, Pine Trees, Rocks, Branches and other items you may find in the Forest.
This fabulous small world play invitation was create by Community Member Alina D. of Growing Up Montessori & Waldorf Inspired Hybrid.
Alina says her children pull out these materials all of the time. Small world play gives Children the opportunity to improve their literacy skills through re-telling, and creating new stories of their own.
Alina of Growing Up Montessori & Waldorf Inspired Hybrid provided the children in her care natural elements from the forest, and forest animals for them to create their own small world play spaces.
Community member Lisa M. created this Forest Small World Play Area invitation. She used a cardboard box and provided the children many natural elements.
How to make Nature Blocks tutorial from Adventure in a Box
When you join the Daycare Spaces and Ideas Printables club you get access to all of my printables. The following activity pack is available to download from the member area.
This forest themed sensory bin was created by Community Member Cheryl V. of
Community Member Kathy M. of Just Like Home Childcare & Playschool, Inc. drew some inspiration from the book "We're going on a bear hunt" to create this adorable sensory and literacy (Story Re-telling) experience.
Community Member Darlene. S invited the children to make tracks in the snow. Check out the tutorial from her blog My Preschool file Cabinet.
Community Member Cheryl V. of Cherie's Learning Tree provided the children with these fabulous materials to create a light table display. This allows the children to create shadows with the Forest Animals.
Cheryl V. also shared this Fall inspired light table invitation.
Cheryl V. provided the children with natural wood blocks and other items to create this invitation to play.
This Forest inspired light table inspiration was shared by Alina D. of Growing Up Montessori & Waldorf Inspired Hybrid
Items to Enhance your space
Sound Effects activity for "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" from Reading Confetti
DIY Printable Forest Animal Felt Set from 1234 More Storytimes
Forest Animal Sensory Bin from Where Imagination Grows
Animal Tracks Activity from Every Star is Different
More Less Bear Math Game from Pre-K Pages
A Forest in the Sandbox from Exploring the Outdoor Classroom
My Book Picks
Shop my products
Forest Activity Pack-Digital Download
This HUGE 58-page Forest Activity pack includes Math, Literacy and other learning activities for the preschool aged children in your care. You can find tons of printables hands on activities in this pack to use in your learning centers, for tot tray activities, or file folder games.
**Save Money by Joining My Printables Club and getting access to ALL of my printables in one easy to access download area.
Bear Shape Clip Cards
Color Pine Cones Matching Puzzles
Animal Track Puzzles
Forest Pre-Writing/Cutting Practice
Pine Cone Uppercase/Lowercase Letter Matching
Forest Animal Count and Clip Cards
Raccoon Puzzle 1-10
Sleeping Bear Counting Mats 1-10
Sleeping Bear Counting Mat 1-20
Forest Counting Mats 1-10
Deer in the forest a count to 10 rolling game
Pine Cone Sorting
Forest Animal Tracing Cards
Who lives in the forest?
Forest Animal First Sound Clip Cards
Forest Animal Tracks Photo Match
*Also includes Cover, TOS, Directions, and Photo Credits
Take a closer look at ALL of the activities in this pack here!
Now that you made it all the way down here you might want to ....
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Melissa. Click here to learn more about Daycare Spaces & Ideas
Print a FREE copy of my 2016-2017 Weekly Thematic Calendar
Become a Member!
Get access to
all of my Printables by joining the Printables Club
Daycare Spaces and Ideas Printables club Membership
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Daycare Spaces and Ideas Member. Are you exhausted from running around the web trying to find educational activities for your childcare or homeschool program?
Whether you are searching for tot tray, file folder games, learning center activities , or morning work for your students-the search is over. Become a member Today and let Daycare Spaces and Ideas help save you time.
Your One Time Membership fee includes:
You are allowed to make unlimited personal copies for yourself, but please do not make copies for other people.
Please do not link directly to this member page, my images, or share links to the Printables, or the files. When sharing photos of completed activities on-line a link back to my site is much appreciated:
All items in the Member Area are for Personal/non-commercial use.
All Printables are copyrighted. Items may not be used to create items for sale or share.
If it is determined that you are abusing the member area you will be removed.
*Please note: After I set you up in my system I will email your Login Info. Please allow up to 3 Business Days.
Shop my Products
Circle Time Binder-Digital Download
Before you shop! Do you want access to ALL of my printables (including all versions of my Circle Time Binder)? Join my printables club!
This 21- page printable includes the following pages:
Circle Time Skills
Who's at home?
Who is here today?
How are you feeling?
Months of the Year x2
Calendar date Pieces x2
Days of the week x2
Yesterday was, Today is, Tomorrow will be
Today's Weather is
Uppercase Letters Poster
Lowercase Letters Poster
Check out this post for a closer look inside this pack, and assembly directions:
Dramatic Play Pie Stand Set
*Note: Want access to ALL of my Printables? Find out how you can purchase a membership to access this set and all of my other printables
This 59-Page Pie Stand Dramatic Play set includes everything you'll need for your Pie Stand. From all of your pie fixings, to Pie Stand Accessories. Use this set to create laminated paper pie making pieces, felt pies, or even Play Dough Pie Making Mats.
Choose to print from the following 3 sizes of Pies: Small (4 pies to a sheet), Medium (2 pies to a sheet), and Large (one pie to a sheet).
The following pie fixings are included for each size:
Pre-made Crust (Tin & Bottom Crust Combined)
3-Top Crusts: Regular, Lattice, and Whipped
Also Includes the following Pie Stand Accessories:
Pie Order Form
"Pie Stand" Sign
"Apple Pie Stand" Sign
"Pumpkin Pie Stand" Sign
Pie Stand Open & Closed Signs
Pie Flavors Sign
6 Recipe Cards
Pie Making Recipe Book Binder Cover
11 Ingredient Cards + 1 Blank
4-Pie Making Word Wall Cards
This download Single use only.
Please do not make copies or share with other people.
This is only for Personal/non-commercial use.
All Printables are copyrighted. This download may not be used to create items for sale or share.
Veterinarian Dramatic Play Pack-Digital Download
Before you buy! Want access to ALL of my printables (including this pack)? Join the Daycare Spaces and Ideas Printables Club!
This 17-page Dramatic Play pack is perfect to compliment your Veterinarian themed dramatic play area. This Pet Clinic Pack includes the following printables:
*Welcome to the Pet Clinic Sign
*Pet Clinic Form
*Waiting Area/X-Ray Signs
*Exam Area/Surgery Area Signs
*Supply Labels: Bandages, X-Rays, Medical Supplies & Medicine
*A "Veterinarians hard at work" Poster showing real images of Veterinarians
* 7-Xray Images: (Bird, Fish, Guinea Pig, Turtle, Rabbit, Dog Paws, and a Cat Head)
*Resource Page with links to additional resources
Have your photos featured on Daycare Spaces and Ideas!
Find a Provider