At Angelo’s year end wrap-up party for preschool, the children and parents were surprised with an incredible forest walk. We are lucky enough to have some forest left nearby our little school. It wasn’t your ‘standard’ forest walk to find bugs or climb stumps…it was an eye spy adventure. The teachers had pulled objects out of the classroom and placed them in obvious (and not-so-obvious) spots along the forest trail. There was a doll baby perched in a tree, colored markers scattered along the forest floor, pretend food from the play kitchen, larger objects for kids that weren’t searching very hard <smile>, etc. There were squeals of delight as they recognized what didn’t belong in the forest and where and what the object was used for at the preschool.
Isn’t that a great idea for a fun Eco summer activity or birthday party event? There was zero cost and the children LOVED it! My girls were also on the walk and enjoyed it, so the age range for this could span easily from 2-10 years old. My children would think it’s hilarious to find everyday items from our house on a nature walk in our nearby creek. Place object in tree stumps, hang things from trees, and give them some easy to find treasures too. Continue Reading →