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The Shape of
Trees to Come


Help children think about the different shapes that trees can be. Point out the shapes of evergreens, maples, and palm trees, for example. Ask children which shapes they like. Then encourage children to create an imaginary tree. Tell them their tree can be any shape, have leaves of any color or no leaves, produce a new food, and so on. Invite children to draw their trees, name them, and tell the class about them.


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