It's nearly impossible to keep a child off a tree, but then again, why would you want to?
And the more children get to be with trees and learn about them, the more connected they become and will care about them and the future.
Have you ever touched a tree blindfolded?
Give it a try! It's a whole different experience using your other senses.
Did you know a medium size tree can move 25 gallons of water a day through their roots?
In Spring, you can often hear all that going on inside the tree. Have a listen!
What else do you notice about a tree?
Look at the bark, the branches, the buds, the flowers, the leaves, and the roots !
Make a bark rubbing:
Put paper to bark and rub a peeled crayon sideways across the paper.
Instant Tree Art !
Does the tree have any visitors?
What do you like best about trees?
Stay tuned for more Tree activities
If you stood with your feet in the earth
Up to your ankles in grass
And your arms had leaves running over them
And every once in awhile one of your leafy fingers
Was nudged by a bird flying past,
If the skin that covers you from top to tip
Wasn’t skin at all, but bark
And you never moved your feet from their place
In the earth
But stood rooted in one spot come
Then you would be me:
Kuskin, Karla. 1972