In Pick Me Academy our children had the most wonderful time creating art in the forest. The children worked independently and enjoyed sharing their ideas with their peers. They use all sorts of Forest treasures to create the features of their monsters, jelly babies, family members and much more!
During our summer camp, our kids learned how to intall a tent, how to make a fire and discovered the mountains, the insects and the plants, the beauty of the nature. Our kids experienced the beauty of the natural environment.
This type of experiences develop personal, social and emotional skills, and promote the following skills:
- Self discovery
- How to handle risks
- Use their own initiative to solve problems
- Communication Skills
- Raised Self Esteem
Our Nature Detectives have had wonderful days exploring and learning in the woods! We were detectives, we explored the nature, we learned how to understand and read a map, but we also have had math or reading classes in the nature.
If you want to have fun with your children in a forest, a basic list could include the following:
- Waterproof clothing
- High Visibility Jacket
- First aid kit
- Wipes and Hand Sanitiser
- Rope, Twine
- Appropriate tools
- Magnifying lenses
- Digital cameras
- Chalks/wax crayons/paper/glue
- Laminated identification sheets (Trees, Leaves, Insects etc.)
This Camp was such a fantastic experience!
”Nature always wears the colors of the spirit” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)