Make your own tree story books to help kids learn about trees. Make one book for each kind of tree they're interested in.
What You'll Need:
- White paper
- 9" x 12" colored construction paper
- Pencil or pen
- Tree identification book
How to Make a Tree Story Book:
Step 1: Fold two sheets of white paper in half. Fold the construction paper in half and insert the white paper. Staple together along the spine.
Step 2: Take a photo of the tree (or draw it) and glue the picture to the cover of the book. If you don't know the tree's name, look it up.
Step 3: Hold the first page of the book against the tree's bark. Rub a crayon over the page to make a pattern.
Step 4: Pick a leaf, flatten it, and glue it into your book. If your tree sheds flowers, pick and press one.
Step 5: If your tree loses branches, find a small winter twig. Glue it on the third page. Then use pages four and five to describe what is living in the tree.
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ABOUT THE ACTIVITY DESIGNERSTree Story Book by Maria Birmingham, Karen E. Bledsoe, and Kelly Milner Halls