Early Learning Resources Forest School / Outdoor Planning & Activities (EYFS, KS1)

Forest School / Outdoors

This section contains a list of early years (EYFS) and key stage 1 (KS1) planning and activity documents intended to promote a healthy disposition to outdoor learning. These planning documents are ideal to use as part of the Forest School approach and we have a large variety of activities specifically intended for use in early years Forest Schools, which have been kindly donated by a group of experienced teachers.

We’re looking to build our planning sections up so if you have anything you would like to share please get in touch we’d love to hear from you. We are prepared to pay for certain EYFS / KS1 planning documents.

“The best classroom and the richest cupboard are roofed only by the sky’ Margaret McMillan

High Quality, Low Cost. Mud Kitchens

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Design and Make a Shelter Lesson Plan Taster

Early Years Setting Risk Assessment Template

EYFS Outdoor Continuous Provision Ideas

Flower hammering

Flower Hammering Activity

Forest School Activities Part 1 Of 5

Forest School Activities Part 2 Of 5

Forest School Activities Part 3 Of 5

Forest School Activities Part 4 Of 5

Forest School Activities Part 5 Of 5

Forest School Session Plans – 1 Of 6

Forest School Session Plans – 2 Of 6

Forest School Session Plans – 3 Of 6


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Marianne, Hackney
I am new to EYFS and all the planning documents on this site have been really helpful, especially all the templates.
Karen, Edinburgh
All of the story resources have been put to good use in our library corner, especially during World Book Day. Keep up the good work!
Mo, Bristol
I really enjoy putting together eye-catching displays in my classroom and ELHQ always has lots of colourful and engaging material to choose from.
Michael, South Wales
The bright colours and clear images are brilliant for my SEN pupils. For a lot of the children routines are really important, so the visual timetable in particular has been a big hit.
Jackie, Sunderland
As an NQT this site has been a lifesaver. The resources have saved me loads of time and the forest school activities have been particularly useful. Thanks!