All kids love to go outside! Make it a learning experience with this My Tree Journal!
Kids will learn to identify trees, count tree rings, learn about the different types of trees, and observe the creatures that live in trees with this free printable my tree journal.
There are six different pages for your student to use during their nature study to record their observations.
The My Tree Journal is available in our free resource library.
How to Use the My Tree Journal
- Print out all the pages and staple together or put in a folder.
- The first page includes a picture of a tree complete with its roots. Have your student color the tree and identify the different parts of a tree.
- There are two levels of tree identification pages. Choose which one is best for your student and print out several. The easier page has places for a leaf rubbing and bark rubbing. The other includes a place for seed identification. Use your tree identification guide to figure out what kind of tree it is.
- The next page allows your student to observe what lives in the trees. Have them draw pictures and write about any creature they see living in a tree. You might need multiple printings of this page also.
- If you encounter any fallen trees on your hike, have your student count the rings and record their findings on the tree rings page. This will naturally allow you to discuss the different sizes of trees and how to determine the age of a tree.
- Finally, the last page has a VENN diagram for your student to describe the differences and similarities between deciduous and evergreen trees.
Here’s a fun song to learn to sing while you are out on your nature walk!