A Tree is Nice is an award-winning picture book that will teach young children about the wonders of the natural world around them.
This free A Tree is Nice unit study is a great way to get your child outside learning all about nature!
Read the book aloud and then go on a nature walk to look for trees and other things in the book.
Activities for A Tree is Nice Unit Study:
The words Tree and Nice both have silent e’s. Do the Silent E Worksheet.
Go on a nature walk and collect different tree leaves.
Picnic under a tree and discuss photosynthesis.
Identify the trees from which you collect leaves.
When you get home, show the child how to draw two lines to make the tree trunk, then make a crayon rubbing of a leaf for the top of the tree. Label it with the tree species. Do this for each leaf you collected. Put them all together to make a tree book.
Label the roots, trunk, branches and leaves and color a Tree Coloring Sheet. Use this as the cover of the book you made.
Look at the leaves you collected under a magnifying glass. Notice the veins on the leaves.
Also while you are on your nature walk, observe what animals and insects live in trees.
Take note of the different places you see trees.
Look for a fallen stick you can use for a walking stick.
If you see a fallen tree, look at the rings inside the trees. Also, discuss the difference in width between younger and older trees.
Read about the third day of creation.
Climb a tree.
Plant a tree.