> Letter C >
Consonant Digraph Ch is or
Fairy tales and Legends
> Online story time
Crafty activities > > Cherries or Cherry Tree
> Cherries placemat or hat
Nutrition > > Fruits > Cherries
Plants > Trees
> Cherry Tree
Holidays and Events >
* Feb. > President's
> Nat'l Nutrition Month
*April > Arbor
* June > Fruit and
Make sure to have a selection of cherries to show
and present to the children:
1 > Topics > Health and Nutrition > Plants
> Trees > Cherries
1. A cherry is a small, round fruit that grows on a tree.
It is red, yellow, or purple in color and has a hard pit (seed) in the
2. It is a kind of tree or shrub of the rose family grown for
its showy flowers, its sweet or sour fruit, and for lumber.
3. The wood of the cherry tree.
for fun nutritional facts, snacks, and recipes
Activity 2 > Story time > Historical Legends > The
Cherry Tree and George Washington
Character Education > Honesty
Read the fable of The Cherry Tree and George Washington written by
M. L. Weems.
Activity 3 > Cherries Theme Crafty Ideas
Dress a Tree with Cherries
Cherry Theme Coloring pages:
1. George Washington and the Cherry Tree Coloring
and bunny rabbits
and picnic scene
Select a coloring page above. Have children color the image first. Children can decorate
the tree with "cherry": painted fingerprints
(poster paint or washable ink pad), red round stickers or red
paper cut-outs using a small coin as a template. Have children add
five or ten cherries in clusters. Have them count them to
practice numerals and number order.
Cherries placemat or hat > Print this cherries page in
color or to
Placemat > Cut out and have children make a collage
placemat on green construction paper.
Hat or crown > cut a strip of green construction 3-4 inches
wide to fit around the head. Have children paste the
cherries. Older children can write Ch or numbers
inside the cherries.
Other uses for the cherries template: counters, nametags,
or to decorate a large bulletin board cherry tree (name of the
students on it) or large calendar (Numbers 1-31 days).
Fingerprint Cherry Tree > this "tree" is
made from scratch using different parts of the hand and fingers
and poster paints. You can also cut a cherry in half, remove
the pit, dip in the paint to print the cherries.