Playing the Forest School Way by Peter Houghton and Jane Worrell

r5cifcc2gulldcpksdfsThe ultimate guide to woodland fun with kids! Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play and learning that encourages children to develop confidence and self-esteem. This book will get your kids outside, making and building in the real world (instead of on a computer screen!). Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play. This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families and friends, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder.

Be a fox tracking its prey, a moth evading a bat, a rabbit fleeing a forest fire!

Make a working bow and arrow, spectacular headdresses, beautiful woodland jewellery, magic wands – all with materials gathered from the forest floor.

Learn wilderness survival skills: build a shelter, make fire, forage and cook wild food.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/dec/09/the-school-in-the-woods-outdoor-education-modern-britain

from The Guardian

A Forest School in Vermont on NPR

A trailer for a film about Forest Schools

Forest School in the New York Times

Download a Forest School Activity Sheet!

forest school activity sheets

ISBN: 9781780289298
Price: $16.95
On-sale: May 2016