OUR BEST SELLING  ACTIVITY BOOK

PLAY THE FOREST SCHOOL WAY

2016

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.

OUR  LATEST ACTIVITY BOOK

A YEAR OF FOREST SCHOOL

MAY,17 2018

Rain or shine, this book will get kids playing outside, developing new skills and discovering the wonder of nature across the year! Written for parents, teachers and anyone else who wants to try out Forest School activities, and also as a handy resource for Forest School leaders, it follows on from the bestselling Play the Forest School Way, with brand-new games and survival skills that connect with the natural cycle of the year. For each season, there's also a special day out - a multi-activity session that's great for parties, school breaks or simply a fun day in nature. 
 

  • In Spring, forage fresh nettle tips for soup, make a mud cake to celebrate Earth Day and weave cordage from young brambles.

  • In Summer, gather blackberries and feathers to make ink and quill pens, craft masks from shed bark and build a fire to cook a fruit crumble.

  • In Autumn, create a rainbow from fallen leaves, then make a den and shelter inside while you weave a tale around painted story stones.

  • In winter, navigate the landscape with a compass, carve elves from sticks and mull apple juice with festive spices over an open fire.

"A Year of Forest School has the same lovely accessible style that our Forest School practitioners appreciate about Play the Forest School Way. A great book to dip into to top up the inspiration levels. The Forest School ethos is explained clearly and comes through in the way the activities are explained."

Lily Horseman, Chair of the Forest School Association​

Books by The Forest School Way