Who works on the weekends at the kindergarten?

The forest kids are realizing their building project.

On the grounds of Pielenhofen Forest Kindergarten, the FOREST KIDS meet once a month. Some schoolchildren have already attended the forest kindergarten themselves, while others are new to it. What connects them all is the joy of spending time and having adventures in nature. The forest provides them with the opportunity to express their impulses and pursue their creativity.

The supervising adults not only observe and accompany the children but also gladly take up their ideas. In this way, an exciting project emerged during the summer.

Over four Saturdays, the children carried tools into the forest, and their parents donated angles, nails, tarps, and pallets. It was wonderful to see how this building project took shape, with the children organizing themselves and dividing different tasks among them. One group took great pleasure in constructing the pallet house and finding solutions for tricky structures, while another group used their strength to make old building materials usable again with crowbars, pliers, and hammers. When the FOREST KIDS camp was finally set up, they finished it off by painting it.

Now the little hut is brightly painted and protected with a tarp for the upcoming winter. Both the “big kids” and the kindergarten children have grown fond of the little house.

Text: Elena Lachmann and Daniela Menacher