Wet, Wild and Wormy

May 6, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The weather this week as reminded Nature Preschool how important rain is to transform the spring forest! There is so much green to be seen! Spice bush leaves are speckled with raindrops as they limit our sight through the emerging brush. With rain, comes mud and worms, two of Nature Preschool’s favorite things! This week… Read more »

Earth Week

April 29, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool was so excited for Earth week! We celebrated mud, water, wildlife and the wonderful weather Mother Earth provides us with! We touch on concepts such as erosion, run off, pollution prevention and the watershed. The families joined us in the middle of our week for an Earth Day hike. The children and teachers led… Read more »

Spring Celebrations

April 17, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool celebrated The Week of the Young Child! Each day had its own unique theme: Music Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Freestyle Friday! Out on the trails we saw blooming flowers, butterflies and sunny spring skies! We ended our week long celebration in song at our annual Spring Sing. Friday evening families… Read more »

Digging Through Time

April 8, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool had a blast from the prehistoric past this week! It all started when our planet was first formed and covered in oceans. We learned about how life developed over time, from  one celled organisms floating in water, to crazy mixed up creatures, to dinosaurs! What was Earth like when dinosaurs were alive? We… Read more »

Earth Heroes

March 18, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool is feeling powerful! The children love super powers and heroes. So this week, they were especially excited to discover that creatures in nature all have powers that make them special. They are called adaptations. We brainstormed about different kinds of powers and then thought about which animals have might have them. Which animals can fly?… Read more »

The Best Nest

March 4, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool learned all about nesting this week! What animals are creating nests right now? What do they use them for? Where can we find them? Outside the children were on the lookout for nests, burrows and lairs. We spotted squirrel nests high in the tree tops, found chipmunk and vole burrows, and even spotted… Read more »

Maple Magic & More

February 26, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

After our Maple Magic Brunch, Nature Preschool was ready for more sweet, sappy fun! The children continued to explore the process of maple sugaring through creative play and hands on activities. Spring is starting to sneak up on us! We noticed changes to the trail like melting snow, budding branches and active wildlife. Our favorite moments… Read more »

Tap That Sap

February 19, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

It’s that sweet time of year again and maple magic is calling! Nature Preschool has been exploring the maple sugaring process. The children were introduced to all the tools needed to collect sap. They used buckets, spiles, and hand-crank drills  to practice tapping trees! As we hiked through the winter forest the children tried to spot woodpeckers,… Read more »

Love Is In The Air

February 12, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool was so excited for our love party! The children created love notes for each other, delivered them into mailboxes they created with reused containers and everyone contributed a special snack for a friendship feast! At circle time we asked a important question. “What is love?” The answers the children came up with were beyond precious. “Love… Read more »

Snow Daze

February 5, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

As snow melted and the temperature started getting warmer Nature Preschool  explored the changes in the late winter season. Did the groundhog see his shadow? We hope not, because we are ready to spot signs of spring! On the trail we used our senses to find animal tracks, mud, ice; a little bit of everything!… Read more »