Preschool Storytime: My Forest is Green

Welcome to storytime! Have you ever walked in the woods? It’s one of my favorite things to do so today I’m going to read about a little boy who loves the forest in My Forest is Green by Darren Lebeuf.  

Parent Teaching Tip 

Understanding opposites helps children make better observations, learn to compare two things, and improves their vocabulary and ability to describe things. Explore opposites by having fun – go fast and slow, touch something hard and something soft, eat something sour and something sweet, etc. Make observations about the world around you, whether that’s in a forest, walking through your neighborhood or at the store. 

More Fun

Seed sorting activity for preschoolUse seeds to work on comparing and sorting. You can sort them into cute little garden pots or an egg carton. Talk about the differences between them. Which are little or big? Do they have spots or stripes, or are they plain?  

Another fun activity for opposites is weaving. Make a paper placemat by weaving strips over and under using different colors of paper.

I loved all the pictures and art the little boy in the story created after and during his walks in the woods. What a great way to remember your adventures. Maybe you would like to try making this nature journal for walks in the woods, walks at a park or even walks around your neighborhood or backyard.  

If you like collecting bits of nature on your walks, try playing this fun game to improve your memory skills 

matching games and memory games with free natural materials

Get moving with this fun song, there’s a surprise at the end. 

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Dawn's favorite thing about being an outreach storyteller is getting young children excited about reading & learning! When she isn't out telling stories or helping you find just the right book at the library, she is reading or using what she's read to enjoy her hobbies. You may see her out with her camera taking pictures or walking her dog Honey. She also loves cooking with the fresh herbs in her garden.