Nature Play

Donations are always welcome!

Parents, do you have an interesting job, hobby or item (ex. nature treasure) to share? Let us know about your area of expertise! You may be able to supplement an area of interest or inquiry.

Materials and Supplies

Art Supplies


Children's Environment

  • Animal pelts
  • Any nature artifacts on loan or for donation (fossils, animal skulls, etc...)
  • Child safe plexiglass mirror
  • Hammocks for naps

Dramatic Play

Fine Motor 



Gross Motor

  • Slackers Ninja line
  • Slackers Zipline
  • Swurfer Tree Swing with Skateboard Seat Design and Adjustable Handles, Maple
  • Swing-N-Slide Monster Web Swing
  • Thick rope (10 ml or bigger polyprop)


  • Loose Parts
  • Building & construction materials (heavy duty cardboard tubes, large wooden spool, clear heavy duty flexible dust collection hose...)
  • Nature treasure collections 
  • Recycled collections
  • Baskets


  • Xylophone


Sensory Play 

  • Liquid motion bubbler 

Wood Working

  • Wood scraps
  • Sandpaper
  • Children's safety glasses/goggles
  • Vice & woodworking table
  • Nails, screws, washers, nuts & bolts
  • Recycled bits that could be pre-drilled for children to attach to projects

Used Gear Donations
  • Rainsuits
  • Mittens
  • Snow pants

Our Book List

  • Love you when by Linda Kranz
  • From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer
  • Koala Lou by Mem Fox
  • Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre
  • Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre
  • Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
  • Beavers by Ina Felix
  • Voices from the wild by David Sensagoria
  • The Curious Garden by Pere Brown
  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  • Elwood Bigfoot Wanted Birdie Friends by Jill Esbaum
  • Thank you Earth by April Pulley Sayre
  • Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
  • Imelda and the goblin king by Briony May Smith
  • Everything you need for a treehouse by Carter Higgins
  • Me and you and the red canoe by Jean E. Pendziwol
  • Once upon a northern light by Jean E. Pendziwol
  • What do you do with a problem? By Kobi Yamada
  • What do you do with a chance? By Kobi Yamada
  • If by David J Smith
  • Pond and River by Steve Parker
  • Whoever you are by Mem Fox
  • From Seed to plant by Gail Gibbons
  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers
  • A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk: A Forest of Poemsby Deborah Ruddell, Joan Rankin
  • National Audubon Field Guide to Insects & Spiders: North America

Teachers Resources