Let the children “adopt” a special tree on the playground. Vote on a name for your tree and then take photos of it in different seasons. Read stories or sing songs in the shade of your tree.
*Draw pictures of your tree or write descriptions. (Great for non-fiction writing.)
Children can count trees, fence posts, balls, bushes, and many other items on the playground.
*Have them estimate how many and then verify their guess by counting.
Snack in a Cone