DA#17 – Hunting Trees

How can we build emotional bonds with nature using the digital?

The atelier is the beginning of a “Tree Hunt”: children at school with educators and at home with family members search the area for trees that are significant to them in terms of shape, size or emotional ties and photograph them. The educators will create 2 padlets, one where the children and families will share the photos of the trees they meet outside and one where they  create a map open to all where everyone can point out a tree, locate it on the map and try to classify it. The map will always be active and will be shared with families, local associations and neighbouring schools so that other children can find the various trees and visit them, but also add new ones.

An idea from

Copetti Tiziana –  Giorgini Francesca –  Maur Antonella – Pascolo Daniela – Picogna Francesca, ECEC educators at the Kindergarten “Rosa Simonetti”, Montenars – Italy.

In co-design with Zaffiria.


6 activities (30-45  min each)


3-5 years


  1. Reassessing the natural environment.
  2. Building emotional bonds with nature.

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