Homeschooling, Nature Connection


September 16, 2019

Last week marked the first Forest Play session of the year and it felt so good to get back to “our” woods. We started with a short hike past “mud hill” to our base camp where some of the oldest wildlings got right to work on making a fire. On the way to base camp, the kids found so many frogs, toads, salamanders and a few woolly bear caterpillars. They were so excited to show me all the critters and were so gentle while handling them.

This little one looked like a leaf on the forest floor!

Here’s are of some of my favourite moments:

She was so excited to get a closer look!
Sharing their discoveries with friends.
Our base camp at the top of the hill.
Some self directed fun, the kids were playing “mafia”.
We couldn’t resist roasting some yummy marshmallows!

We left feeling energized and calmed at the same time. Fall is my favourite season and I can’t wait to watch the leaves change colors in our woods.

See you in next week!

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'”

—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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