Lil’ Explorers: A Parent and Child Nature Play Program

Give a child a special place in nature, along with a few sticks, and the freedom to explore, and discover how the light of imagination ignites! Join Thorne’s experienced early childhood educators, as we guide you and your child into the magic of nature play in Lil’ Explorers. Sign Up Here!

Ages: 2-4 year olds.

Although this program is designed to be most appropriate for 2-4 year olds, there is flexibility for children close in age and/or siblings.

Times: 9:00am-11:00am


6 week sessions on Fridays

  • FALL: September 27-November 1, 2019 (9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1)- FULL

  • WINTER: February 14-March 20, 2020 (2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20)

  • SPRING: April 3-May 8, 2020 (4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8)

Meeting Location: East Boulder Community Center- 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder 80303, then group heads to the Thorne Nature Preschool's outdoor classroom on South Boulder Creek on the Bobolink trail.

Cost: $100 per child per session

Description: Play in nature activates children’s innate curiosity and love of learning while nurturing healthy early childhood development. Through storytelling, movement, songs, craft-making, and play, Thorne's experienced early childhood educators will guide children on a 6 week journey to discover the magic of nature and a connection to place. Each day will begin with a group activity to activate the participant’s curiosity and excitement, and then we allow the children’s interests and sense of wonder to inspire the remainder of our adventures. This program is a great preview into Thorne Nature Preschool and is all about discovery, imagination, play, and letting kids be kids!

Limit of 10 children per session.

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