September 2015 – This is a post from the past, but great books and fun activities are timeless!
A Tree is Nice:
The kids receivedA Tree is Nice from their Aunt, so I thought it would be a great book to pair with a science lesson on trees.
We started our morning with a sweet breakfast of monkey bread bites (a nod to our tree swinging friends).
I read A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry while the kids gobbled up their breakfast.
Next, I gave each child a ball of green, brown, and tan playdough.
They covered their trees with playdough and used the labels to mark the various parts of the tree.
This was a great hands-on science activity to follow-up a wonderful picture book!