Dates | Cancelled for fall 2020
We want to come alongside the schools by providing an outdoor education experience that engages a child on all levels. Come on a nature hike, hayride, a story told around a campfire, and make a fun fall craft all in one place. We call this experience Pre-K Days at Manitoqua.
- Time | 9:30am to 1:00pm
- RSVP | required by September 27 by calling our office at 815.469.2319.
- Price | $6.00 per child. Adults within ratio free. Adults over ratio half price. We ask that classes have one adult per six students for this event.
**Parents, if you would like to recommend your child come to this program, please contact your child's teacher/principal to work on getting your child's class to participate.
What to Expect
Attention teachers: Have your preschooler’s class attend this educational (yet fun) day for preschool groups. This will be a hands-on learning experience.
Native Animal Hike*
Journey through our trails to meet native animal puppets and learn about their behaviors, habitats, and importance in our world.
Camp Fire Stories and Hot Chocolate
Enjoy a warm fire and cup of hot chocolate as you and your students listen to classic fall tales.
Students will have the opportunity to play our Kid-Sized Candyland visiting familiar places like Gum Drop Mountain and Candy Cane Forest for a sweet treat.
Leaf Craft Area*
On their hike, your class will be able to gather various oak and maple leaves to create a unique nature craft and put together a leaf journal.
Pumpkin Invention Center
Students will have an opportunity to choose a pumpkin to decorate and take home
*Leaf Collection and Craft along with the Native Animal Hike include Illinois Early Learning & Development Standards.