SYT #6: Trees

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What more can I say? Trees are awesome. You can use a lot of last week’s activities if you want since, you know, trees and leaves go together ;) But here a bunch of tree related things you can do as well. Have fun!

LETTER OF THE WEEK: F
SHAPE OF THE WEEK: Star
NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 6

MONDAY
Reading: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, The Lorax by Dr. Suess

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Art: Take a piece of white printer paper and a crayon outside. Find a tree and place the paper on thr trunk. Color with the crayon to get a great bark etching. Try it with different kinds of trees.

Language: Practice writing the letter ‘F’ with your child

Math: Count out 6 of things

Music: Have fun dancing with your kiddo to the old WWII era song “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”

Science: Go for a walk and how many different kinds of trees you see

TUESDAY
Reading: Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art by Thomas Locker, Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward

Art: You will need-paint, acorns, paper, and medium sized container with a lid. Place the paper in the bottom of the container. Dip the acorns in different colored paint and place them in the container with the paper. Now comes the fun part: have you kiddo shake the container AS HARD AS THEY CAN! I used to let my daycare kiddos, kick and throw them too. They loved it. The end result looks really cool! Very Jackson Pollock-y.

Language: Look for the letter ‘F’ while you read

Math: Draw a star and count how many points it has

Music: Snuggle up with you kiddo and sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Social Studies: Use the Google to find folk tales about trees from different cultures to share with your kiddo throughout the day. Don’t worry if you don’t think you’re a good story teller. You are.

WEDNESDAY
Reading: The Happiness Tree by Andrea Alban Gosline, The Lorax by Dr. Suess

Art: Draw a letter ‘F’ on construction paper. Cut it out and decorate it with craft feathers.

Language: Trace the letter ‘F’ in some chocolate pudding

Math: Go around the house and find 6 on all the clocks

Music: Do-si-do to Orange Blossom Special by the Charlie Daniels Band. Clap your hands and stomp your feet!

Science: Find a tree and give it a hug. How does the bark feel? What color is it? Does it smell? Tell you child that bark protects the tree

THURSDAY
Reading: Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Art & Language: I’m combining these because I found this awesome activity from No Time for Flashcards. If you want, you can just use A-F , since those are the letters we’ve worked on

Math: Print out a number 6 and decorate it

Music: Listen to The Pines of Rome you and you child are just hanging out and playing

Social Studies: Pick one of those cultural stories from Tuesday and have your child draw a picture based on the story

FRIDAY
Reading: The Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art by Thomas Locker, The Happiness Tree by Andrea Alban Gosline

Art: Use star stickers and create a night sky on blue paper

Language: Make letter ‘F’s out of PlayDough

Math: Practice writing 6

Music: Dance Party Friday! Grab some bells and shakers and let loose.

Science: Go for a walk in the park and see what kind of animals and bugs you can see in the trees

SUPPLIES: crayons, paint, acorns, lidded container, craft feathers, pudding, playdough, star stickers, bells, shakers

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