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Outside Is In: Be a Tree


Outside Is In: "Be a Tree"


Here’s a lab oriented fine arts lesson from the Cispus Learning Center:

Have students identify characteristics of trees. Visit trees in the school yard. Have the students do tree dramatizations, using their arms as the branches and their legs as the trunk.

Ask:

  • How does the tree look during a storm?
  • How does a fruit tree look in the spring?
  • How does a young tree look in comparison with an old tree?
  • How does the tree look during each of the seasons?
After feeling and showing what it might be like to be a tree, have the students paint pictures of them.