TREE GUIDE: A Tree Begins

Fall is coming, and we are excited about the opportunity to explore the changing face of the forests around us.  We wanted to share with you a few fun ideas for exploring the world of trees. You can purchase our Tree Guide for a whole month of literature and project based activities for learning with your preschool and kindergarten students. These units can even be adapted to older children by simply omitting the counting or phonics activities.

Fall is coming, and we are excited about the opportunity to explore the changing face of the forests around us. We wanted to share with you a few fun ideas for exploring the world of trees. You can purchase our Tree Guide for a whole month of literature and project based activities for learning with your preschool and kindergarten students. These units can even be adapted to older children by simply omitting the counting or phonics activities.

Read 
The Tree Lady by Joseph H. Sessions. Talk about what kinds of trees grow in your region. Could you plant more trees where you live?

Phonics 
Talk about simple words that begin with the letter “T.”

Fine Motor Skills
Transfer acorns from one bowl to another using tongs. Point out to your child that acorns are oak tree seeds.

Large Motor Skills
Hide acorns all around your home (or a specific room) and look for them together. Talk about how animals will be storing away the nuts for the winter. 

Art Skills
Make a tree collage. You can draw pictures, cut pictures from magazines, or use pictures from a nature walk to add layers and interest to your collage. Just like Kate added more trees to San Diego, add more trees and plants to your collage.

Practical Life Skills
Make a bird feeder to hang in a tree in your yard out of pinecones, peanut butter, and birdseed.

Supply List

  • The Tree Lady by Joseph H. Sessions.

  • Acorns

  • Birdseed

  • 2 Bowls

  • Materials for making a tree collage

  • Pinecones

  • Peanut Butter

  • Tongs

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Fall Nature Study

We love fall in our family ! The leaves are turning colors and my house smells of apples and cloves as I bake and diffuse. One of our favorite activities each season is nature study, and we love observing the change of seasons in our favorite places. We try to take time on every outing to pause at a scenic spot to sketch or play. Here are a few things we do in our gentle learning, Charlotte Mason style homeschooling.  Repin and visit us at thepeacefulpress.com.

We love fall in our family! The leaves are turning colors and my house smells of apples and cloves as I bake and diffuse.


One of our favorite activities each season is nature study, and we love observing the change of seasons in our favorite places. We try to take time on every outing to pause at a scenic spot to sketch or play.

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Sometimes getting young children to actually observe nature, requires giving them a craft that involves natural materials. This allows them to slow down enough to actually observe the leaves, bark or feathers that they are supposed to be studying.


One of the resources that we are using this year, is the book, Exploring Nature With Children, by Lynn Seddon. This manual includes activities, book suggestions, an overview of the topic and even poem and art suggestions to go along with the theme of the week. 

We also enjoy collecting leaves on each of our outings and identifying the trees they came from. Our new Tree Guide has been a helpful resource for observing trees and enjoying the fall season.


We have also used the book, Look What I Did With a Leaf for our annual leaf creatures, and one of the girls in our local nature group, made this fabulous horse, using ideas from the book.

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Another family fall tradition that we have is a visit to a place called Apple Hill. We don't live as close as we used to, but purchasing fresh apples and fresh apple donuts is worth the drive. You may have apple orchards or pumpkin patches near you where you can celebrate the changing season.

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