Learning About Trees with Extension Activities

Tree Activities












Introducing trees and their names using the Three Period Lesson.  Start with 2 or 3 trees and increase the number as your child shows readiness. 


Point out the parts of each tree.  Can your child recognize the trunk, branches and leaves on each tree?  


Matching Parts of the Tree to the Correct Tree








Start with 3-5 pairs of cards and increase the number of pairs as your child shows an understanding of the activity.















Start with 3-5 pairs and add more to increase difficulty

  1. Lay the cards in rows, face down.

  2. Take turns, turning over any two cards.

  3. If the two cards match, keep them.

  4. If they don't match, turn them back over.

  5. Remember what was on each card and where it was.

  6. Watch and remember during the other player's turn.

  7. The game is over when all the cards have been matched.


NOTE: To use as vocabulary cards, print once and for memory and matching activities, print TWO COPIES of the line cards page. 



Download cards here

Books About Trees for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Board Books

“Tap the Magic Tree” by Christie Matheson

“Mrs. Peanuckle's Tree Alphabet” by Mrs. Peanuckle 

“Bookscape Board Books: A Forest's Seasons” by Ingela P. Arrhenius



Paperback Books

“Trees” by Lemniscates

“Trees, Leaves & Bark”  by Diane Burns 

“My Leaf Book” by Monica Wellington

“The Wish Tree” by Kyo Maclear

“Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book” by Britta Teckentrup

“Because of an Acorn” by Adam Schaefer and Lola M Schaefer

“Tiny, Perfect Things” by M. H. Clark

“Little Tree” by Loren Long

“The Busy Tree” by Jennifer Ward

“A Tree for all Seasons” by Robin Bernard

“Tree” by Holly Duhig

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