Parts of a Tree
Brown and Green felt
Various colors of felt scraps,
Pair of Scissors
Cut out a brown felt tree shape that includes roots, a tree trunk
Cut leaf shapes out of green felt. Cut several different kinds of
fruit and nut
shapes, such as apples, oranges, walnuts, and almonds out of felt scraps.
Place the tree shape on a flannel board. Point out the different
parts of the
tree. Then show the children the felt shapes. Talk about the
kinds of fruits and nuts that grow on trees. Then let the children
turns putting the leaf, fruit and nut shapes on the felt tree.
Make a large
felt tree and 3 different sizes of apples, leaves, birds, nests,
& pinecones. Match the ones that go together. Put each category
in order by size. Mix & match the pieces & tell stories using the
pieces for props. Then have the child tell stories. Pass them out
and play using positional words such as 'Eric put the bird 'under'
the tree. Suzie hang your leaf 'high' in the tree. Count
them and/or match groups with felt numbers.