Friday, May 6, 2016

Preschool Story/Craft -- Trees are Terrific

Trees are Terrific (All Ages)

Arbor Day is a special day to recognize the importance of trees and the difference they make in our lives. The Bridgewater Shade Tree Board will help us celebrate all that's terrific about trees with stories and activities.

Music playing as kids arrive: Family Garden by John McCutcheon

Read: Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid or We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow

Flannel/song: The Green Grass Grew All Around

Read/Action: Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

Flannel/song: Wiggly Worm

Action: “This is the way we plant a seed”

Bridgewater Shade Tree Commission brought seedlings, coloring sheets, and different leaves for leaf rubbing.

Additional book possibilities: (some arrived after the program)
A Tree for Me by Nancy Van Laan
If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay
Call Me a Tree/Llamame Arbol by Maya Christina Gonzales (Bilingual)
Maple (& sequels) by Lori Nichols
Tree: A Peek Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup
A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry

K+ Groups:
Fernando’s Gift/El Regalo de Fernando by Douglas Keister (Bilingual)
Someday a Tree by Eve Bunting
Tell Me, Tree by Gail Gibbons
A Tree is Growing by Arthur Dorros
Redwoods by Jason Chin

Additional craft possibility: glue tissue paper “blossoms” (scrunched 1” squares) onto a tree skeleton.

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