Below you find some of my favorite activities to use when planning your
Forest Theme Lesson Plans.
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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
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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.
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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!
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