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Tree Activities for Tots & Preschoolers with Free Printables

Activities about trees were not in our plans for the Fall, but when the child leads, the teacher follows. 

So I bring you our tree activities for tots and preschoolers with free printables!

Sunshine is absolutely loving these activities and printables. 

Botany seems to be a subject she can't get enough of. She just loves plants

Tree Activities for Tots & Preschoolers with Free Prinrtables

Here's what's on Sunshine's shelves right now!

Tree Activities for Tots & Preschoolers with Free Printables

T is for Tree

T is for tree printable and activity

Sunshine has LOVED this letter activity.  She's enjoyed rolling out the play dough and placing it on the T.  Her favorite part is placing the button leaves on her "tree."

It has been so exciting to finally see Sunshine learning her letters.  Tonight while a commercial was on TV she yelled,

"Look!  It's T for TREE!"  She was so excited.  

This is the second incident this week that she's noticed the letter T while doing another activity.  Hooray for progress!

Source: I created the printable for this activity as part of my Tree Activities Printable Pack 1. This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Counting Trees

Counting Trees Activity for Kids

Sunshine can count to 6 finally!  This week we move on to numbers 7-10.  

In this activity Sunshine will select a Montessori Sandpaper Number card, identify the number, trace it, and then count out the number of Safari Ltd Trees to match the number on the card.

Four Seasons Match Up

four seasons match up cards

Trees are a fabulous way to learn about the four seasons.  In this activity Sunshine will match up tree cards to clothing cards. I have written the names of each season on both sets of cards as a control.

Source: I created the printable for this activity as part of my Tree Activities Printable Pack 1. This is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Leaf Match Up w/ Clothespins

Leaf match up clothespin activity

In this activity Sunshine will find the matching leaves.  She will need to study both the color and shape. Once she finds a match she will use the clothespins provided to keep them together.  

Sunshine loves working with Clothespins.  I love the fine motor practice they provide.

Life Cycle of a Plant

Life cycle of a plant.

Sunshine isn't quite ready to understand the vocabulary surrounding the life cycle of a plant, but she is ready to sequence plants according to size.  That's exactly what she's doing!  

She's practicing the vocabulary words small, big, bigger, and biggest.  Sunshine is delighted when she puts them in order and can see that she's right.

 Parts of a Tree

Parts of a tree.

Sunshine isn't quite ready to put this tree puzzle together by herself, but she is ready to learn about the parts of the tree.  For this activity she will remove pieces from the puzzle and sort them by part.

Parts of a tree activity.

When finished, she is welcome to help Mommy or Daddy put the puzzle back together.  She has enjoyed helping everyday and loves the teamwork aspect of putting her work away.

Source: The free printable for this activity can be found at Trillium Montessori.

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  1. There are so many awesome tree activities in this post! I love how you have the cards to match the puzzle. Fun!

  2. This was awesome!!! I love everything about this unit and all of your great ideas that you added. I would love this Montessori by Mom kit too.

  3. Wow, this is awesome! So many great hands on activities. #Laugh&Learn

  4. What a great selection of tree activities. I have to say, I like the idea of using the brown and green playdough to make a T. That is neat.
    Thanks for stopping by and linking up on Littles Learning Link Up.

  5. LOVE these activities, Renae! :) So much fun, especially the playdough colors!

  6. Thank you for linking up at "A Little Bird Told Me" Wednesday link party! You have been featured on Mama's Happy Hive blog. :)

  7. Thank you so much for stopping by the Learn & Play Link Up! This post is featured on Christian Montessori Network this week.