Friday, June 29, 2012


Adopt a Tree
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
Serve crackers, pretzels, dry cereal, raisins, or other snacks in a cone.  Children can eat the snack and then eat the cone!  No mess to clean up with this snack!