Early Childhood Programs Blog

winter at nature preschool

Pond or Puddle?? Where will we find the best ICE!!- Forest Dreamers Tuesday/Thursday

December 17, 2018 - Forest Dreamers, Preschool

The temperatures have dropped and Forest Dreamers voted to find ice! We headed to the ponds to see what changes happened overnight with the freezing weather and BOY were we excited to see the ICE! We started off our walk noticing the frost on the leaves and under logs. Several of our Forest Dreamer friends… 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 »

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 »

Stories & Snow

January 22, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Our long wait is over! Nature Preschool finally got its wish for snow – with plenty more on the way! This week the children read so many winter books, created some stories of their own and even acted them out! We prepped ourselves for the oncoming blizzard by making snowmen sculptures, painting ice, creating colorful… Read more »

Winter Chills, Frosty Thrills

January 15, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Winter weather chills didn’t stop Nature Preschool from having a blast this past week! We continued our hunt for ice, frost and other signs of winter! In the classrooms we painted with ice and explored the “frozen stream” we created in our sensory bins! The Nature Preschoolers love to climb and balance on logs. In the… Read more »

Ice Explorers

January 8, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

It finally feels like winter! Nature Preschool was overjoyed to get outside and explore the changes that came with this cold weather! We observed the bare forest, saw our breath, and found frost and ice all around!  The children discovered they could melt frost off pieces of mulch by blowing hot breath on them or… Read more »