A lot has happened in the last 6 weeks with our Nature Explorers program!
Each child has chosen a special "tree friend" (or two or three). We begin each session by spending time with these friends. Some weeks, it is their birthdays, and the trees are offered small gifts. Other days, we sit quietly and listen to and look at what's around us. It's a quiet time where we can relax.
Each tree is unique - just like us!!
After some games in the meadow, we're off on an adventure in the forest!
Here's a favourite place, with a log bridge and a climbing tree.
Then it's off to our fort village! A lot has developed over the weeks as we've made that place home: building, protecting wildflowers, working together, climbing, gardening, plant ID. Here we are in week 1: look at the layers of clothing we're wearing!
And here we are in weeks 5 and 6: look at all of the green on the forest floor!
We've also had the opportunity to watch different plants spring up as the earth bursts with new life: jack-in-the-pulpits, wild ginger, apple blossoms, trilliums, and morel mushrooms!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play