Forest School Activities Part 1 Of 5

About This Primary Resource

This is part of a collection of 5 documents available on Early Learning HQ featuring activity ideas relating to the Forest School approach. These documents have been produced as a practical resource with ideas and activities that promote a healthy disposition to learning outside. They have been written with the intention of supporting primary schools in a variety of circumstances, from those with limited outdoor facilities to those with woodlands on their doorstep. The multi-sensory nature of these activities are intended to support all areas of learning all year round.

They were created by Clare Beynon, Lynnette Erasmus, Coral John and Elizabeth Rowden.

Part one focuses on the following topics:
1. Circles of String
2. Memory Game
3. What Am I?
4. Sort your Collection
5. We’ve Lost our Pencils
6. Frisbee Trail
7. Treasure Hunt
8. Trail Sticks
9. Making Music
10. Texture Hunt
11. Leaf Baskets
12. I’m thinking of a Plant
13. The Whispering Message Leaf

This activity should be used in conjunction with our early years risk assessment document .

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  1. defer485 says:

    fab ideas will be trying many of these

  2. Jo chapman says:

    Looking forward to trying these activities

  3. Rebecca Jones says:

    Great thank you 🙂

  4. Sam says:

    Much needed ideas, thanks

  5. Sarah allum says:

    These would be great to get my reception class started

  6. Kahla Mayhew says:

    Can’t wait to try these!

  7. Amanda thompson says:

    I’m very excited to be apart of our new forest school within our nursery. I was looking for some inspirational ideas for activitities. Any help would be great. Many thanks

  8. Julie bain says:

    Thank you

  9. All 5 sessions are hugely helpful and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Anne Campbell says:

    Thanks to all the above for sharing their creativity.

  11. Kim Baldwin says:

    Thank you

  12. Bevlar74 says:

    How do I see all of the above list? Am I being stupid?

  13. lynne porter says:

    Thank you

  14. Wayne Clements says:

    I am eager to set up a forest school activities for our young members and would love some ideas and inspiration.

  15. S says:

    I would like to be able to download these ideas, please.

  16. Rebecca Isherwood says:

    I would love some new ideas
    For exploring the outdoors

  17. Jenny says:

    Interesting resources. Thank you

  18. Sandra Nevins says:

    I am just setting up forest school at my school, would love to be inspired by your planning

  19. Tang says:

    Much needed ideas, thanks

  20. marina Noonan says:

    just passed my Forest school assignment as a Forest school leader and need aspiration

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