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Forest and Woodlands Activities and Crafts Round-Up

In almost every season we love to go out hiking in the woods. We never know what forest creatures we’ll find! And we love seeing how the trees change over the seasons.

There are so many great lesson plans, crafts, activities, songs, and books for studying the forest!

The Forest-Friendly Linky from the Smart Summer Challenge* really made me want to get out and explore the nature surrounding us! Some of the ones from our participants (and other hostesses) that caught my eye were:


Learning About Forests: Tree Shape Sorting and Forest Food Chain from Life in the Unknown

Nature Mandala from Our Creative Day (We’ve tried these before but their mandalas turned out so lovely…and symetrical!)

Introducing the Forest to Preschoolers from Teach Preschool

Discover Box: Pine Cones from Imagination Tree

Nature Scavenger Hunt from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

One Small Square from Harvest Moon by Hand


Summer Seasonal Tree Painting from Red Ted Art

Pine Cone Bird Craft from Pink and Green Mama

I’ve shared my own family’s Smart Summer activities this week for our Forest-Friendly Week:

Woodland Animal Masks

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt Hike

* Recently I co-hosted the “Smart Summer Challenge” with MaryLea of Pink and Green Mama and Amy of TeachMama.

I’m moving my weekly themed “round-ups” of submissions to new posts to make them easier to find.

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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