Quick summary: In this activity children will be asked to relate the parts of a tree to the human body, such as the trunk of the tree as the torso and the branches as arms. They will then create drawings of ‘people trees’.
Following this activity is an ideal way for children to participate in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day – the largest nature-care event in Australian schools. You and your children will join thousands of amazing educators and teachers in making a difference, fostering a child’s love of nature and creating positive environmental change. So, get growing! It only takes a minute to register for Schools Tree Day.
This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory experiences and play-based learning.
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners
1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
- Butchers paper large enough to trace children’s outlines or outdoor area where children can be traced with chalk
- Coloured pencils or chalk,
- Little gum tree – interactive nursery rhyme.
- Cool Australia Biodiversity Toolbox
- Cool Australia Biodiversity video (see below)
Cool Australia would like to acknowledge the support of the Seedlings Early Years Education for Sustainability (EYEfS) program.