Squirrel chases and Chickadee cities

Hi everyone! Thanks for checking in again today, and what a day we had! Our morning started out with a creative twist with U shaped tunnels, and burrows equipped with a tree roof. Our older students tried to defeat our chickadees this morning, but could not escape the sneaky attacks and were put into snow…

Add a little snow!

Hi Friends, Welcoming back winter…again.. brought us so much joy and discovery. Through our core routines, we continue to explore our new space, and even a little snow can make a magical difference in our exploration. Some of our students discovered a new favorite place called the Fluffy Pine Forest. What a wonderful space with…

Bluebird skies and Chickadees

Go outside. Have a look around. How many different colours do you see in nature? In the winter this activity might seem difficult, but it was a challenge the Chickadees were up for! In the deep snow we trekked around the pond in search of a rainbow of colours. We found yellow, brown, green, red,…

Lime-zards, Cherry-mapotamuses and Lemon-osaurauses… oh my.

Hey Folks! We’ve been having a blast with the Winter finally arriving in full force!  Students this week took full advantage the snow as they explored, played, created and wandered their way around the forest!  With the cold weather, our fire skills were put to the test and we were able to create epic forts,…

Welcome Back!

Hi Friends, We hope everyone had a pleasant holiday and memorable new year. We were super excited to hear all about our students new stories and adventures they got up to on their break. This morning we welcomed new and familiar faces to our morning circle. Our students were also engrossed with our new forest…

Welcome to Winter!

Welcome to winter at Free Spirit Forest and Nature School! We hope everyone had a lovely holiday. We are so excited to be back at it, exploring the beautiful Canadian winter in the forest. The Chickadees were sure excited to get the adventures rolling this week, as we welcomed old and new faces. Our returning…

Celebrate good times!

Hey Folks! We hope you had a Happy Solstice!  We celebrated all week long in anticipation of the shortest day of the year.  We did this is different ways – meditations, lighting nut candles (it works!) and wax candles, “letting go” ceremonies around the bonfire, songs and more.  This was in an effort to help…

Community Village

Hi Friends, We had another awesome Thursday and what a way to end our journey together for 2019! Our students got right into their projects for the day and our mission? – to create a community village of Quinces called The Wolf Den. There was a total of 5 dens which were all different shapes…

You can find us in Cedar Grove.

Hi Friends, Can you believe it? We flew through our Fall semester faster than we thought and what an amazing adventure we’ve had, and today was no exception. Check out our poem at the end of our blog :). We were excited to see ice everywhere this morning, which led us into ice machines, track…

“Yeah!… That was so cool!”

Hey Folks! We often try to highlight a lot of the interesting and neat things that happen throughout the week here on this blog.  It helps us unpack all the excitement and learning that happens along the way.  And we are often asked – what do you do at Forest School?  It seems like a…