There really is something very nice about trees and getting kids interested in trees is a great way of teaching nature and seasons. If you’ve been looking for tree craft ideas, here’s a Book of Trees project that even younger kids will enjoy
You will need:
- Selection of leaves that you have collected on walks
- Pens or crayons
- Create a mini book out of your paper either by stapling A4 sheets together or folding them in half to make an A5 sized book with staples down the centrefold.
- Have your child draw round the shape of each different leaf within the top half of a left hand page and then stick the leaf on. On the bottom half of that page, ask them to draw the tree that the leaf belongs to.
- Wikipedia is a good place to find facts about trees, you can have older kids look up different tree types and collect facts to go with your leaves.
- On the right hand page, write different facts about that tree. So, for example, “Beech tree leaves turn copper in autumn” or “They are often used to make hedges”, etc.
- Encourage your child to be creative with the front cover of the book, with a title in different greens, leaves stuck onto a tree drawn on, etc.
- Don’t forget to take your Tree Book out with you next time you go for a walk in the woods, so you can use it to spot different trees!
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- How to Measure a Tree
- How to Tell the Age of a Tree (without using Tree rings)
- Nature Scavenger Hunt
Over to you now. Have you tried out tree craft ideas? Have you got other suggestions to share in the comments below?