Trees. Trees. Trees.
- Get to know a tree that you often pass by. Investigate the bark by getting a crayon rubbing , look up high for nests in the branches, explore the leaf pattern by dissecting a leaf, reflect on the seasons by creating a poem about the tree
- Reduce paper waste by using both sides for homework or worksheets.
- Identify trees in your playground, park, or neighborhood using a tree field guide or an identification tool online. Here’s a good one form the Arbor Day Foundation: tree identifier tool.
- Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship is hosted by the DNR at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park on May 17th from 9am-12:00.
- Make paper by recycling your own. Growing Green Hearts offers hands on paper-making field trips that connect the engineering design process with ecology and creativity. More information about GGH visiting your site here: GGH In-School Field Trips
- Stand strong and breathe like a tree while in yoga tree pose. Animals inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide while plants and trees do the opposite. Click here to see how tree pose is done.
- Read some books about trees of the world and characters that adore them like…
- Tap the Magic Tree By Christie Matheson
- Mama Miti By Donna Jo Napoli, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
- Secrets of the Seasons By Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont
- Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story By Lisa Westberg Peters Illustrated by Lauren Stringer
- The Hatseller and the Monkeys By Baba Wague Kiakite
- Johnny Appleseed By Jane Yolen Illustrated By Jim Burke
Play. Learn. Love.