How to Dress for Forest School

When it comes to how to dress for forest school, it’s important to wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing that is suitable for outdoor activities. Forest school is where students learn in a hands-on and interactive way in a natural outdoor environment, and you can easily recreate forest school at home for your own children.

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How to Dress for Forest School

Dressing appropriately for a forest school setting is essential for a successful experience. With the right clothing, you’ll be able to get the most out of your forest school experience and make sure you’re comfortable and prepared for anything that may come your way.

I know that as homeschoolers your children probably aren’t off at forest school where they are limited to the number of times they can change their clothes, but it helps the overall experience for everyone if everyone is warm, dry, and happy.

Let’s break down the essentials of what to wear to forest school.

  • Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes
  • Dress in layers
  • Bring a hat and gloves
  • Wear bright colors
  • Pack a raincoat or waterproof coat
  • Dress for the weather
  • Wear layers for flexibility
  • Bring a change of clothes for the end of the session

The thing about forest school is you are encouraging your children to explore. It is hard to continue exploring and learning once they have stepped in a puddle and have wet feet. Add in cold wet feet and no one is going to be having fun.

Invest in some good pieces of outdoor wear that will keep them dry.

Add some layers to keep warm on colder days and try to make sure that the outer layers are bright colors so you can easily see your children while you are out.

Dressing for forest school can be a tricky task because of the unpredictable weather and terrain outdoors. Furthermore, it is important to dress appropriately for play activities.

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