In the story A Tree is a Plant by Clyde Robert Bulla, children get the chance to see how a tree starts from a tiny seed and grows into something magnificent. Children will learn how trees age, eat, and even how to tell the age of a tree. A fun activity to accompany this text is this tree craft for kids.
Tree Craft for Kids to Make
This tree activity is an easy way to see and understand how trees get the nutrients they need. Look below at what an easy and fun educational craft this can be!
Supplies needed for the tree root craft:
brown felt or construction paper
green felt or construction paper
white craft paper
As you can see, these are easy to come by materials that most people have on hand. If not, you can find them at your local Dollar Store, making this an inexpensive craft anyone can enjoy!
Tree Craft Directions:
Begin by creating the trunk of your tree. You can simply freehand the shape, cutting it from the brown craft paper or felt. If you wish, you can look at pictures of trunks first to get some ideas and get inspired.
Glue the tree trunk to your white craft paper. Hold it into place until secure.
Now, create the top half of the tree. Snip out small leaf shapes from the green craft paper or felt. Add some craft glue to the leaves and attach them to the paper. You will now have the top half of your tree.
Next, create the roots of the tree. Use the yarn to create the roots, simply but cutting them into small segments. While you are cutting, talk to children about how the roots work like straws soaking up the nutrients the tree needs.
Place some glue at the base of the tree trunk and add the yarn roots. Press them into place until they are secure in place.
Once the roots are dry, use the marker to label the parts of the tree. You can label the trunk, roots, branches, leaves, and any other parts you wish to label. Talk about these parts of the tree as you label them with your child.
A Tree is a Plant is a fun and informative book, perfect for helping children understand that a tree starts small before growing into something amazing. This how roots work craft can better help kids understand how trees function and grow. Enjoy this book with your child, then give this easy tree craft for kids a try.