Children and parents understand that these outdoor activities will often get the children wet, dirty, hot and/or cold. Good outdoor clothes are a must and a change of clothes are always kept on hand for each child.
Most nature preschools also include daily free-play time in a wooded area, forest or outdoor space. Children playing there are supervised, but they are enjoying individual or group nature play with very limited adult interaction.
Our nature program offers indoor activities too-including stories, music, construction play, art, dramatic play, food preparation, snack, etc. In this regard we are very similar to other types of programs, though we usually incorporate natural themes and materials.