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Level: ECE, Primary
Grades: Pre-K-2 | Age: 2-8 | Written by: C. Turgeon
[C. is a teacher at Fourway Community School in Ontario Canada]

Students will use a tracing of their arm and hand as the basis for a paper tree picture.


Students will talk about fall color changes in deciduous trees.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Read a book about the changes in the seasons. Talk about it.

  2. Give each child a brown piece of paper and have them crinkle it (they love that part) then have them spread it flat.

  3. Have the children trace their arm and hand up to their forearm (onto the crinkled paper). This is the trunk. Cut it out and glue it on the background.

  4. Give out some of each color of tissue paper to each child and have them crumple it into balls and glue them on the branches (their fingers) and on the ground beside the trunk.

  5. When they have put enough leaves on for their satisfaction have them draw in the ground with brown and some other details (the sun or clouds).

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