Cool Weather Discoverer Supply + Book List

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Curated supplies to turn any natural space into a makerspace.


The supplies listed below are specifically curated to match the Forest Discoverers Cool Weather curriculum, but you can use them along with your own creative, outdoor free play in any setting. These items are linked to Forest School For All’s Amazon Affiliate Account. By purchasing items via these links, you get the supplies you need, while also supporting FSFA and our mission to families enjoy the outdoors.


bucket -

twine -

water - source at home

Whistles -

scissors -

drop cloth -

paint -

paper plates -

wooden eggs -

paint brushes -

markers -

bottles - source from home recycling bin or

glue -

sharpened pencils -

crayons -

compass -

roll of white easel paper -

masking tape -

card stock -

double-sided tape -

map sample of the local forest - look up on google

bells -

washers -

index cards -


Week 1 -

Step Gently Out by Helen Frost -

The World is Waiting for You by Barbara Kerley -

Time to Sleep (An Owlet Book) by Denise Fleming -


Week 2 -

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson -

Let’s Paint by Gabriel Alborozo -

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert -


Week 3 -

The Mitten by Jan Brett -

After The Fall (How Humpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat -

Earl the Earthworm Digs for His Life by Tim Magner -


Week 4 -

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry -

An Operation of Cooperation (A Sami and Thomas Adventure) by James McDonald  -

Frederick by Leo Lionni -


Week 5 -

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert -

A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston -

Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman -


Week 6 -

Whose Tracks Are These? A Clue Book of Familiar Forest Animals by James Nail -

Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee -

Because of an Acorn by Lola Schaefer and Adam Schaefer -

Week 7 -

A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk: A Forest of Poems by Deborah Ruddell -

Sounds of the Wild: Forest by Maurice Pledger -

Katie Did Learn The Five Senses by Betty Kirbo -


Week 8 -

Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root -

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni -

As the Crow Flies by Gail Hartman -


Week 9 -

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson -

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak -

The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski -


Week 10 -

Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater -

Sounds of the Wild: Nighttime by Maurice Pledger -

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson -


Week 11 -

Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) by Julia Cook -


One Small Square: Woods by Donald Silver -

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett -


Week 12 -

The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt -

What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobi Yamada -

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg -