Kids Activity: Tree Cookies

Summer is here! This means all kinds of opportunities for outdoor fun. But just because school is over, it doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in a couple of educational activities in there too. Learning can be fun, especially when it’s outdoor learning. 🙂

In honor of the official first Friday of summer, we would like to share an activity that we ourselves will be doing at our Science Adventure Camp this year. This activity is from Project Learning Tree (PLT) and if you haven’t heard of them, visit this link. It’s an awesome curriculum all about trees.

The activity “Tree Cookies” is a great way for kids to learn about growth and structure. They can count the rings on tree cookies (you can either make some yourself or buy them from sites like Acorn Naturalist) and even relate a tree’s growth to their own life.

These are scanned pages from PLT’s handbook so if you can’t see them clearly, here is a pdf version you can download.

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