INSPIRED FOREST SCHOOL KIT LIST
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All of the equipment here has been put to the test by the most important customers in Forest School, the children! This Forest School kit is used daily and has been selected by a team of Forest School Leaders alongside the children who take part in sessions. Any questions, just drop us an email: [email protected]

 

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Essential – fundamental or central to the nature of something or someone.
This list of tools, equipment and some random items has been created as a reference to pick and choose from. Of course, what is essential is one setting wont be useful in another. Click and read the description of the items, and if you need further details about their use, just email us! 
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Air Dry Clay

Air-dry clay. This huge bag is one to keep at your side ready for tree faces, blobsters (read Chris Holland's book), jewellery making, leaf prints.....
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HAND PUPPETS

A hand puppet is always a nice addition to your Forest School setting. Which will you choose? And what will it be called?
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TUFF TRAY

Tuff Tray - great for mixing mud in a setting without a mud pit, using flour to practice letters and numbers etc. It is TOUGH (as suggested).
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BIG BUG POT

Stronger plastic than some and a magnifying glass that remains attached to the lid making it easier to locate.
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ANYONE FOR KUBB?

Kubb is traditional Scandi game where the aim is to knock over the wooden blocks by throwing the battons. Buy an example kit and then craft your own through small, achievable tasks. #kubb
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Trail Camera

Find out which creatures visit your Forest School setting during the night (or day) with this useful camera trap. Easy to set-up .
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Outdoor/indoor thermometer

The Scandi was is always to know the temperature outside and THEN judge what layers are appropriate. With this inexpensive tool, you can promote this so everyone is following the saying - 'There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes.'
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MULTI COLOURED MAGNIFYING GLASS

4 large, strong magnifying glasses to get a close up view of mini beasts
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BRILLIANT BAT DETECTOR

These wonderful tools allow you to identify and hear the wonders of echolocation as the bats communicate and hunt in the darkness.
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REPTILE SURVEY REFUGIA

Increase the chances of finding reptiles in your Forest School area with this corrugated bitumen roofing panel, used by professionals when surveying reptiles. The product is non toxic and should be sited in a sunny spot to attract reptiles. Please use a stick to lift the panel gently in case of snakes.
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VERY SHINY VACUUM JUG

Stainless steel vacuum jug to keep water hot for that all important hot chocolate treat. You can also use this to store soup, cold water or squash to warm for a chat at basecamp.
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BULK PACK OF ICE PACKS

Buy these in a bulk pack to save costs and always have a few in your First Aid bag at the ready.
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INDIVIDUAL MOUNTAIN WHISTLE

Use a whistle that makes a different noise to the otheres. Very easy for the children to hear above all of the fun and learning that is going on.
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SHARPENING STONE

Keep your tools nice and sharp the professional way. Use this stone to maintain tools and make them easier to use.
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WONDERFUL WALKIE TALKIES

Walkie Talkies are a great bit of kit for that quick communication with those indoors. It makes you feel more confident as a leader and enables ‘those inside’ to contact you without coming outside. **BUY THE BATTERIES TOO AS THEY DO NOT COME WITH IT :)
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PROTECTIVE PADLOCK

Use a padlock to keep your tool box locked safe. These simple padlocks fit onto the box nicely and use a three digit code for quick access and locking.
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COOL CAMMO NET

These nets are great for a number of purposes including den building and creation of spaces for the children to enjoy. They also cover up unsightly equipment quickly and easily!
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DURABLE DRY BAG (5L)

We use these to store first aid kits, gloves for tools use and even blindfolds. Different colours for each and they can all stay out even if it rains. If the listed item is still out of stock then scroll down and select a different colour.
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TOUGH TUBB TRUGG

These plastic containers are durable and perfect to carry out all of your whittling or fire kit in one go!
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SUN PRINT PAPER

Transfer nature onto paper with this small, achievable task. It is a wonder to see what can be created by some leaves, sticks and conkers
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ALL-GOOD AIR DRY CLAY

A large (heavy) bag of air dry clay for Blobster making, Tree Face creating, jewelery making or whatever else the children think of. Lasts a long time.
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COMFY KNEELING PAD

Used when fire lighting, this pad not only provides comfort for the user but also defines the fire lighting stations around a fire pit.
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BLUE ROPE REALLY LONG

100m of blue rope won’t go far, but offers a clear and visible boundary for the children and you to work with. It is also great when rolled onto an old hose pipe reel for quick use.