Minus Whatever…!

From bluebird days to some of the coldest we’ve had this year, we saw it all this week.  And the one thing they all had in common?? Huge smiles at the end of the day. As one of our favourite songs to sing reminds us: “Ain’t it kinda funny, how a cold day keeps you…

Collingwood Ninja Warrior Village

Hey Folks, Who would of thought at the start of our day we would have created a whole new village? Our gratitude this week was the amazing packing snow that was given to us from the clouds last night and we took full advantage! Even pictures could not give this village justice. Tucked away in…

Epic Sagas, Bows and Arrows and Good Ol’ Fashioned Play.

Hey Folks! We do a lot of things at FNS that encourage connection with Nature and no doubt a lot of it is based in play.   There are 16 different types of identified play – and for us play is something that is done for fun and not necessarily for any practical reason.  This…

Sunshine and Wish Trees

What a fine day for an adventure thought the Chickadees. The sun was beginning to peak out from behind the clouds and hints of blue were streaking through the sky. A trail of bird seed across the snow and teeny tracks scattering this way and that gave hints of earlier activities around the school house….

Nature is amazing, once you get to know it!

Hi Friends, We had another great week full of new stories from all our students. We love watching how each day evolves and changes from one another. Between our core routines here are some of our favourite moments throughout our week. Snowshoeing – Our students have really gotten into the winter spirit and are excited…

Imagination Play!

Hi Folks, As per usual another day flew by, just like a flock of Canadian Geese. This morning our students dove right into hunting our longest lasting imagination play – The “Wolf”. The children bunkered down into their fortress and guarded themselves with colourful TNT, binoculars to spot the “wolf” and magic pinecones. They have…

The January Magic of Meaford

It has been an action packed few weeks Forest and Nature School in Meaford! This past week we were snowshoeing all over the park. It was such an exciting activity that a few students even left their boots in the snowshoes over lunchtime, to ensure a speedy return to the snow! We enjoyed cedar tea…

Quinzees, Ice Fishing…. and Pizza!

Hey Folks! We had another fun Winter week at FNS – and more snow than we’ve seen all year!  Students eagerly took advantage of this building a huge quinzee  villages, an epic wall 5 ft high around the fire pit and numerous forts and tunnels.  With all this snow, we also needed to get out…

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,…