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Trees Are Terrific

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Treat your children to trees! Visit a park or neighborhood to examine trees. Be sure children notice tree shapes, trunks, leaves, and branches. Extend the learning by

  • making a graph of tree shapes. Show how many of each type you found.
  • having children make tree trunks from clay. Help them add natural materials such as bark, twigs, and leaves to complete their creations.
  • offering snack foods that come from trees such as apple slices, bananas, or orange juice.
  • creating a class "Big Book About Trees." Let each child illustrate a page. Include text dictated by that child.
  • exploring trees as habitats. What lives on or in a tree? Let children use magnifying glasses to examine tree trunks or branches.
  • inviting children to use their bodies to illustrate a tree silhouette as they listen to music.


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05/18/2009