Unit Content

Getting Started

Ages 2 to 6: Practice letter formation and handwriting development with our tree-themed capital letter mats

Tree Shapes

Ages 2 to 5: Sort a collection of trees by their general shape (oval, triangle or circle)

Tree Number Cards

Ages 2 to 5: Practice counting, one-to-one correspondence, and identifying quantities while building fine motor skills

Counting on Trees

Ages 3 to 6: Make a pictograph and use the graph to answer questions about animals who live in the tree

How Old is Your Tree?

Ages 3 to 6+: Build fine motor skills while learning how to count a tree's rings and determine its age

Count the Leaves

Ages 4 to 6+: Build computation skills, orally tell addition and/or subtraction number stories, and solve equations by modeling how many leaves are on the tree

A Tree’s Habitat

Ages 2 to 5: Identify animals that make their home in and around trees

A Tree Grows

Ages 3 to 6: Describe how an oak tree changes over time and sequence its growth from a tiny acorn to a mature tree

Gifts from a Tree

Ages 3 to 6: Identify ways in which trees contribute to the environment and celebrate all of their gifts

Deciduous or Evergreen?

Ages 3 to 6+: Identify the differences between deciduous trees and evergreen trees by sorting pictures into these two categories

Tree Branches

Ages 3 to 6+: Learn the difference between opposite and alternate branching and find examples of both

My Tree Branch

Ages 3 to 6+: Find a special branch to observe closely, sketch, and write about

The Air We Breathe: Trees

Ages 3 to 6+: Learn about The Oxygen Cycle and identify the role that trees play

Parts of a Tree

Ages 4 to 6+: Build vocabulary and writing skills by identifying and labeling the different parts of a deciduous tree

Life Cycle of an Oak Tree

Ages 4 to 6+: Sequence the stages of an oak tree's life from acorn to adult and practice letter formation, handwriting, and spelling by creating a book about the life cycle

What Comes From a Tree?

Ages 4 to 6+: Make a flip book highlighting three different products that come from trees

Seasons of a Tree

Ages 2 to 5: Illustrate what a tree looks like during each of the four seasons

From Tree to Paper: How Paper is Made

Ages 3 to 6+: Sequence the steps in the paper making process and develop a greater appreciation for one of Earth's natural resources

Motor Development
Who Lives in a Tree Play Mat

Ages 2 to 5: Increase fine motor strength, inspire creative thinking, and allow time for dramatic play

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Unit Includes

  • 26 Lessons