Outside Is In: Be a Tree

Nov 17, 2014

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Posted by Martin Fortin


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.


  • 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.

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