DA#19 – A Magical Forest

How can we create a (magical) forest inside the classroom?

In this atelier the forest as a natural environment is explored and its magically interpreted.  First children are accompanied to an exploration in nature to observe and explore a forest, a park, a garden.  Trees, leaves, branches, gathering fruit, leaves or pine cones will ignite curiosity, and become the starting point for a creative experience at home with the family. At school,  children create a magical forest through a collaborative immersive set-up. The forest is composed of natural elements, children’s drawings that become luminescent in the dark, projections and a personalized forest soundtrack that they create with a composition app.

An idea from

Ciulla Letizia – Maria Domenica – Floriddia Corrada – Benini Roberta – Catanese Liliana – Giorgetti Cinzia – Zavalloni Stefania, ECEC educators at the Kindergarten “Scuola dell’Infanzia di Villamarina”, Cesenatico – Italy.

In co-design with Zaffiria.


5 activities (1 hour each)


3-5 years


  1. Exploring nature.
  2. Emotional experiences through awe and wonder.
  3. Enhancing creative skills.

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