Nature Preschool Programs begin
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Description: This series of six classes is open to children ages 3 to 5. Advance registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 15 children, so early registration is recommended. Each class includes a healthy snack and a craft. For further information or to register, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0. Classes meet on Tuesdays, February 5 to March 12, from 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Brrr—it’s icicle time! Find out how icicles form, and look for icicles on a wintry walk. Children will create a sparkly icicle craft and munch on icicle treats while listening to winter stories.
Bring on the red for this cozy cardinal class! After an entertaining (and educational) puppet show featuring Katie the Cardinal, children will look for cardinals on a meadow walk and make valentine treats for the birds.
Warm in the Cold
When the cold winds blow, where do the animals go? Learn about ways animals keep warm in wintry weather and search the forest for signs of winter critters, then return to the classroom for hot chocolate and animal stories.
Twigs and Bark
Bare winter branches provide the perfect opportunity to explore twigs and bark. Children will sort twigs by color and feel, make bark rubbings, and create twig art along the Arboretum’s woodland paths.
In Like a Lion
Welcome the month of March with a lesson on wind! Where does wind come from? How can we “see” the wind? Activities will include a wind experiment, kite flying in the meadow, and windy poems.
Worms are a gardener’s best friend! Children will head to the Funshine Garden to dig up wiggly wildlife and prepare the beds for spring planting. A “Wiggle and Waggle” song, worm race, and garden craft will round out the morning.
Fee: $50 members, $65 general public for all six programs in the series
Register for the Winter Nature Preschool series