Trees Craft, Learn Shapes
National Arbor Day, Earth Day and Word Environment Day
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
|Themes||Instructions & Suggestions||Materials|
> Letter T > T
is for Tree
Shapes > Easy Shapes Tree Craft
Science > Plants > Environmental Education > Forest> Trees
Colors > Green & Brown and fruit colors
Online Activities > Trees are Terrific ...Travel with Pierre
Holidays and Events >
*April > Arbor Day - last Friday
*April 22nd > Earth Day
*June 5th > World Environment
2 to 6 six years old:
These activity is to practice shapes and to learn about trees.
Below are external resources to learn about trees and their importance.
Activity #1: Learning about trees and the Importance of Trees. Online Activities
Trees are Terrific... Travels with Pierre site from the University of Illinois extension.
It is a rather long presentation for young children under five years old. Suggestion: Bookmark specific pages and discuss portions of it in different activities.
For example: Below there a links to pages in this presentation that deal with specific topics, such as the shapes of trees before the craft presentation.
Here are some tree facts to share with children -- most of these facts are beautifully presented in the web site above. Some specific pages are linked below:
1. Trees are not only among the largest living things on Earth, but also can live the longest.
3. Under the
protective bark, water and food travel up through the outer layer of
wood, called sapwood, to the tree's crown of the branches and
5. Trees grow a
new ring of wood every year. If there is lots of sunshine and
rainfall, that year's ring is wide.
7. Foresters count the rings of felled threes to see how old
come in different Shapes (from page 19.html to page 22.html look at the browser address)
*color the template with crayons or paints first. Wait to dry
and cut the templates
To view updates to these activities visit: http://www.first-school.ws/activities/shapes/easyshapestrees.htm