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[Pre-K Days]


2016 Dates: October 5,6,7

Family is important to a child's education. We want to come alongside the family (or school) by providing an outdoor education experience that engages a child on all levels. Come on a nature hike, hay ride, a story told around a campfire, and make a fun fall craft all in one place. We call this experience Pre-K Days at Manitoqua.

Event Info

  • Time | 9:30am to 1:00pm
  • RSVP | required by September 30 by calling our office at 815.469.2319.
  • Price | $6.00 per child. Adults within ratio free. Adults over ratio half price. We ask that classes have one adult per six students for this event.

**Parents, if you would like to recommend your child come to this program, please contact your child's teacher/pincipal to work on getting your child's class to participaite.

What to Expect

Attention teacher’s and parents: Have your preschooler’s class attend this educational (yet fun) day for preschool groups. This will be a hands on learning expereince.

Native Animal Hike*

Journey through our trails to meet native animal puppets and learn about their behaviors, habitats, and importance in our world.

Camp Fire Stories and Hot Chocolate

Enjoy a warm fire and cup of hot chocolate as you and your students listen to classic fall tales.

Kid Sized Candyland

Students will have the opportunity to play our Kid Sized Candyland visiting familiar places like Gum Drop Mountain and Candy Cane Forest for a sweet treat. 

Leaf Craft Area*

On their hike, your class will be able to gather various Oak and Maple leaves to create a unique nature craft and put together a leaf journal.

Pumpkin Invention Center

Students will have an opportunity to choose a pumpkin to decorate and take home

*Leaf Collection and Craft along with the Native Animal Hike include Illinois Early Learning Standards.