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.
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?
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.
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.
The Tree Lady by Joseph H. Sessions.
Materials for making a tree collage
Further Reading About Trees
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