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Tree Activities for Kids

True Poetree

To create "true poetree," your kids will write a poem in praise of their wooded friends. Trees have always been a favorite subject of poets. Here is part of a poem that Robert Frost wrote about birch trees:

When I see birches bend to left and right


Across the lines of straighter darker trees,

I like to think some boy's been swinging them.

But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay

As ice-storms do. Often you must have seen them

Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning

After a rain....

-- From "Birches"

What You'll Need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Markers (optional)

How to Make True Poetree:

Step 1: Try writing your own poem about a tree. It could be a tree you planted, or a tree you like to swing in, or even a tree in your imagination.

Your poem can rhyme, or not -- it's up to you!

Step 2: If you like, draw a picture of the tree to go with your poem.

Do you know your official state tree? Keep reading to learn.

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