Description: Nature Preschool Programs are open to children ages 3 to 5. Advance registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 15 children, so early registration is recommended. Classes meet on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and include a healthy snack and a craft. The fee is $55 for members, $70 for the general public ($10 sibling discount) for all six sessions in the series.
Let’s pretend we are snowflakes journeying through the winter sky! We’ll make a shiny snowflake craft, look for Jack Frost in the forest, and warm up with hot chocolate and the beloved children’s book A Snowy Day.
Roses are red, violets are blue, skunks aren’t sweet, but they need love, too. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a Valentine skunk puppet! We’ll learn about the life of this striped hibernator and take a forest walk in search of animal dens.
Dancing with the Stars
Even though the stars won’t be out until nightfall, we’ll light up as we learn about constellations! We’ll also sing and dance to starry music, make pinprick constellations to hang in the window, and enjoy sparkling cupcakes.
Which animals are out and about in the cold? Become an expert tracker and find out! We’ll identify common animal tracks and make our own tracks through the woods. Return to the classroom to warm up with hot chocolate and winter animal stories.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Tree!
Learn how to tell a tree’s age by examining its annual rings. We will make “tree cookie” necklaces, read tree stories, and check out the stumps at Paw Paw Playground.
Just what’s so special about soil? Find out as we conduct our very own soil sample and make glittery “soil” shakers to remind us that there’s more to dirt than meets the eye.