Ideas for creating a natural classroom
Create a natural classroom both inside and out with these ideas for creating a natural classroom - from resources to furniture. From Hessian fabric for display, through to loose parts, natural construction, cosy wicker reading or den pods and furniture - let us inspire you. Cosy and Natural is what we do best
Your natural classrooms
A wicker Arch - available in a variety of sizes - for both indoor and outdoor use. Dress with hessian fabric, artificial ivy, fairy lights, bunting. Add carpet offcuts, cosy cushions and a selection of books about nature.
A wicker pod - create a cosy corner for relaxing, chatting with friends and reading. They can be used both indoors and out - when the weather is dry.
Crates - wooden crates make for beautiful displays and natural set ups.
Link with your favourite stories based on the current season and follow children's interest to choose what to display in the crate.
How fabulous is this idea from @mrnoakes_teachingjourney to use our loft den indoors - how inviting for the children.
Keep your resources in clearly labeled baskets to organise them in an easy way and ensure they are accessible for children. Our padstow baskets come in three sizes and they are perfect to fit them in trays, on shelves and crates.
Little Wise Owls recently transformed their childminding setting to this beautifully inviting room. Wooden crates to explore, a wicker tray on a wooden cable drum, baskets with lots of loose parts treasures and just look at that wooden platform for small world or to display items.
We simply love the natural setting at fluffy ducks childcare. They use our two tone wicker pod, but this corner is so beautiful with wooden crates, wooden number frames, number trays and number ladders to discover. We love the twigs on the ceiling too with fairy lights - so magical.
Claire Wilson has a love for natural settings. The children enjoy our freestanding perpsex art easel outdoors. The wooden cable drum can act as table for painting supplies but can also be used to create small world set ups too.
Children love a mud kitchen, and what better way than to set up their own pop up mud kitchens with crates and wooden planks. Our creative counter tops are perfect for this as they have 4 hob rings on one top and 2 bowls on another for water, sand or mixing.
Mrs A Eyfs inspires us with her natural classroom ideas. With her use of wooden ten frames, wicker baskets, wooden counting tree rings and wicker fraction baskets. We also love the use of our creative cascade shelving.
A Montessori Garden uses our beautiful rustic story chair to tell classic tales in amongst the vegetable patch. Such a wonderful and exciting way to tell stories to children.
36 Natural Classroom Ideas
- Wooden weaving shapes
- Wicker numbers and letters
- Wooden number frames
- Hessian fabric
- Wooden Cable reels
- Wooden log slices - blank and burnt with the alphabet or numbers
- Blackboard discs
- Wicker Pod
- Wicker Arches
- Wooden crates
- Natural Fabrics
- Natural loose parts treasure basket
- Log Loose parts
- Natural stacker
- Corkboard display boards
- Wooden loose parts
- Wooden furniture
- Wooden mushrooms
- Felt scenery mats
- Wooden small world house
- Felt Mushrooms for small world play
- Wicker Heuristic tray
- Wooden planks and ladders for obstacle courses
- Bamboo guttering, Pots and sorting trays
- Coconut handwriting shapes, houses and bowls
- Wooden sorting discs
- Wicker fraction baskets and sorting circles
- Wooden Fraction pieces
- Wooden pre-handwriting boards
- Rustic small world trog houses
- Rustic oven and giant masher for mud kitchens
- Creative Countertops for mud kitchens
- Wooden number lines
- Rustic story chairs
- Wooden numbered stepping stones
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