Little Acorns Open House

Last night we held an open house for our Little Acorns school readiness program.  This program is piloting our nature preschool.

After a quick introduction, in our newly painted classroom, parents went one way to fill out paperwork, and the kids…


headed outside with our staff.  First we went to the pond out front,


where we looked for (and found) frogs.


Then we had to practice being frogs.

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Next we tried to push over the really big rock!


No matter how hard we pushed, it just wouldn’t budge.


So we next went over to the rock garden.  These rocks were more our size!

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After jumping and climbing for a while, we took off for the Nature Playscape!  Here we got to dig in the dirt,


share new-found treasures with our new classmates,


try our skills walking on the stumps and climbing the logs,


and we found some wildlife!




Once paperwork was reviewed, parents joined us in the playscape.  We shared our toads with them.


Finally we had to let the toads go, because it was time to go back inside,


where we got to enjoy some homemade cookies…


and play with some of the activities.  Here’s Laila drawing a picture of a white tiger.

DSC_0177We still have a couple slots open in Little Acorns if you know of any three- or four-year-olds who might be interested in a nature-based school readiness program.  Give us a call and ask for Becky!  Classes begin next week.


About Dahlem Center

The Dahlem Center is a non-profit nature center/environmental education center located on almost 300 acres just south of the city of Jackson, Michigan. The Center is one arm of the Dahlem Conservancy, which includes land conservancy and stewardship in its mission.
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