What to take to the forest pre-visit resource: EYFS/KS1

Graphic artwork banner showing pine cone, different leaves, a pencil and example worksheet

What will you need in the forest?

Age suitability: EYFS (age 3-5) and KS1 (age 5-7)

Activity: preparing for a forest visit

This activity uses a friendly teddy to help pupils think about what they need to take with them on a visit to the forest. This is a great activity to spark discussion, what will your class choose - playdough or a coat?

Curriculum links:

  • Communication and language (EYFS statutory framework)
  • Understanding the world (EYFS statutory framework)
  • Science: animals - including humans (national curriculum)
  • English: spoken language (national curriculum) 

This two-sided activity resource includes:

  • resource checklist
  • teacher instructions
  • printable pupil worksheet

Simply complete the form to download


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