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Tree Activities for Kids


Neighborhood Tree Guide

Your family walks by trees in the neighborhood every day. Learn all about them by studying and creating your own neighborhood tree guide.

What You'll Need:

  • Field guide to trees
  • Notebook
  • Pen or marker

How to Make a Neighborhood Tree Guide:Step 1: At the library, check out a field guide to trees that grow in your area. It will have pictures, descriptions, and information about each kind of tree. Step 2: Take the field guide out into your neighborhood, and see how many of the trees you can find. Learn the name of each tree. Step 3: Pay attention to what kind of leaves, seeds, and bark each tree has. Which trees have flowers, fruits, or nuts? Which trees are home to animals?Step 4: As the seasons change, keep a record of which trees' leaves change color and fall off, and which trees are the first to leaf out in the spring. Step 5: Make your own field guide to trees in your neighborhood. Your guide could include the name of each tree, a drawing, a leaf from the tree (or tracing of a leaf), information about the tree, and details of where in the neighborhood each kind of tree can be found.Are your kids inspired by nature's beautiful giants? Encourage them to write a poem about their favorite trees next in tree activities for kids.For more fun nature crafts and kids' activities, check out:

How to Make a Neighborhood Tree Guide:Step 1: At the library, check out a field guide to trees that grow in your area. It will have pictures, descriptions, and information about each kind of tree. Step 2: Take the field guide out into your neighborhood, and see how many of the trees you can find. Learn the name of each tree. Step 3: Pay attention to what kind of leaves, seeds, and bark each tree has. Which trees have flowers, fruits, or nuts? Which trees are home to animals?Step 4: As the seasons change, keep a record of which trees' leaves change color and fall off, and which trees are the first to leaf out in the spring. Step 5: Make your own field guide to trees in your neighborhood. Your guide could include the name of each tree, a drawing, a leaf from the tree (or tracing of a leaf), information about the tree, and details of where in the neighborhood each kind of tree can be found.Are your kids inspired by nature's beautiful giants? Encourage them to write a poem about their favorite trees next in tree activities for kids.For more fun nature crafts and kids' activities, check out:


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