Create a sensory box. Place in a box various parts of a tree: leaves, bark, seeds, a branch, a flower, a pod, and so on. Cover each child's eyes as he/she reaches in to feel and identify each part. Let each child place the part on a table and match a name card to it (bark, branch, leaf).
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