Provide play silks, clips, and a variety of stuffed forest animals for children to create animal homes.
Create a Forest
Add a variety of Forest Animals to your construction space this week. Add nature blocks, pinecones, Pine Trees, Rocks, Branches and other items you may find in the Forest.
Member Adria J. created this small world play setup as part of a Forest Theme. I like how she used a variety of materials, there are so many wonderful textures that add richness to this wonderful play experience. She cut oatmeal containers and covered them in craft moss to create the animal homes.
Member Jenna L. provided materials for creating animal habitats and places to hibernate! I love the creative use of both classroom materials and outdoor collections that were used!
Using your forest animal play figurines, sort and graph the animals by type (hooves/paws or daytime/nocturnal), or sort by size.
Learn Forest Animal Vocabulary
Preschoolers will love the cute forest characters from this activity! Support print awareness, improve attention to detail, and vocabulary development. You can find this activity inside the PKPF Forest Activity Pack
Community Member Kathy M. of Just Like Home Childcare & Playschool, Inc. drew some inspiration from the book "We're going on a bear hunt" to create this adorable sensory and literacy (Story Re-telling) experience.
Compare and contrast animal tracks with this matching game! This game supports preschoolers as they explore what type of feet different animals have. Encourage your preschooler to describe the differences in the different animal tracks. This activity can be found in the PKPF Forest Activity Pack