Wish List and Resources

Wish List

  • Hammocks
  • Dress up clothes
  • Art supplies
  • Water color paper
  • Envelopes
  • Baby dolls and doll props
  • 4T-6/7 wool socks and indoor crew socks, not ankle socks
  • 4T-6/7 inside clothes (pants, shirts, sweatshirts, warm socks, etc)
  • 3T-6/7 outdoor clothing (waterproof mittens, neck warmers, snow pants, winter coats, rain gear, winter and rubber boots)
  • Drying cabinet (example) and/or boot drying racks (example)
  • Acorns and pinecones
  • Trees and native flowers to plant in the playscape

Volunteer Task Wish List

  • Make tree cookies of various sizes
  • Build a giant Jenga set
  • Build a corn hole set

Family Resources

If your family needs help paying for child care, rent, or food please visit ParentAware.org to find resources.

Outdoor Gear and Gear Guide

Check out the HNP Gear Guide to see a checklist of the gear your nature preschooler will need to play outdoors in all seasons.

Some of our favorite brands are:

Nature-Based Care Options in Duluth

Hartley Nature Preschool is a part of the Duluth Nature Play Collaborative which advocates for all of our community’s children to have time outdoors every day.

There are a number of nature preschools in Duluth! Click on this Natural Start map to see programs including:

Additional Opportunities at Hartley Nature Center