Project Learning Tree 

Provides an introduction to environmental education, encouraging children ages 3 to 6 to explore, discover and communicate in expressive ways. Developed with preschool educators and early childhood specialists, Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood includes over 130 experiences that engage children in outdoor play and exploration. It is specifically designed for educators who work with children ages three to six. Topics include exploring nature with five senses, meeting neighborhood trees, and experiencing trees through the seasons.  An accompanying music CD features songs from children’s musician Billy B. Brennan that encourage children to sing, dance, and move.

Free Nature Activities 

10 Outdoor Winter activities for Preschoolers

 

Growing Up Wild (associaton of Fish and Wildlife Agencies) 

Is an early childhood education curriculum that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

Growing Up WILD is a multi-award winning curriculum having received the 2009 Family Choice Award and the 2011 Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award.   

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