Ice rinks and Animal Tracks

Hi Friends, This week at Forest School we we felt very reflective as we looked back on our time spent together, and laughed about our stories, memories and new friends we have all created. We must say finding tracks today is an understatement, we discovered highways of animal tracks, and it was pretty amazing to see…

Memorial Park or Narnia?

As we wandered through the woods today, it was as if we had crawled through our wardrobes and entered the world of Narnia run by the snow queen. All of the trees were covered in a fresh blanket of white and the snow fell thickly around us. It was falling so quickly that the we…

The Best Way to Spend a Rainy Day Outside

The skies may have been grey and wet, but that did not put a damper on our day at Forest school! The Chickadees got right into with their imaginations running wild. A train was created from the toboggans, and all aboard were working hard to move the train together. While not a high speed rail,…

“I can’t get that song outta my head”

Hey Folks, Perhaps your kids have a certain tune stuck in their head this week? Our groups learned a new song that is quite fitting: “It’s not always sunny, Yeah sometimes there’s  a storm. But ain’t it kinda funny How a cold day keeps you warm. So – start the fire, turn the lights down…

Songs of the Forest

Mother nature greeted us with wintery weather this week at Memorial Park.  As we sat in our sit spots in the forest, snow lightly fell around us, and it was so silent we could almost hear it pattering onto the ground. In the distance the waves could be softly heard lapping at the shore, and…

Well…hello there Deer!

Hi Friends, Welcome to the Wild Kids Deer Track National Geographic show, we hope you enjoy (video will be shown at the end of our blog). We love the snow! Why you may ask? It provides so much opportunity to create, build, track animals, keeps us warm among so much more! This week our students…

A letter from Snow…

Dear Chickadees, I hope I surprised you this morning with my blanket of white, I knew I was going to have a great day with you! I know we don’t get to see each other often, so I wrote you a letter today to tell you how I felt. Thank you for including me in…

Fishing, Ash Trees and Shelter building

Hey Friends!  This week at Forest School we had the unique opportunity to learn from a member of Parks Ontario. We welcomed our new friend in with open arms and Trish taught us all about an invasive species – the Emerald Ash Borer, and the effects they have on our local Ash trees. We particularly…

Natural Glue, Electric Spiders and Becoming Invisible

Hey Folks! Another great week of learning and play at FNS!  We honed in our ability to sneak and camouflage ourselves through the forest by learning about cougars and their (just about) invisible movements stalking prey.  We then channeled this to get up close and personal with some birds in our sit spots. Some groups…

Rain Rain, don’t go away!

Rain rain, don’t go away, and definitely come again another day! The students embraced the rain with open arms in Meaford this week. With all the snow gone it was as though we were exploring a completely new forest! A small river formed from the melt water and rain, which provided lots of opportunity for…