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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Attitude of Gratitude

Fields of green and skies of blue greeted us at forest school this morning. It is amazing how different it looks from last week, when we were still deep in snow. This time of year provides a fascinating combination of seasonal weather, ranging from what feels like full on winter to mild temperatures that make it…

Many hands (and paws, and hooves…)

Hey Folks! Last week at FNS we had a great time jumping further into the roles of animals and looking at specific adaptations for winter survival!  Each group dove into this in different ways (or a combo of the following): Animal Charades – using field guides to understand movements and habits of local fauna and…