Trees and the Seasons | A Year in the Life of a Tree Preschool Lesson Plan Activities

In this activity children experience the seasons by observing the changes in a tree for every season in a year. Review related activities in the themes column.

Activity 1 > Trees and the Seasons > A Year in the Life of a Tree

The links below will take you through a year in the life of a deciduous tree and the change of seasons:

dress up a tree for a seasonActivity 2 > Dress up A Tree for A Season
Dress up a Tree for a Season with templates, or use the simple tree coloring page to achieve a similar effect.

Visit the trees coloring pages to choose other images. If possible print on light blue background paper.

Suggestions for 'dressing the tree' for a season:

  • Winter > Print this coloring page with bare branches, print on light blue or yellow paper. Glue a few cotton balls, snowflakes stickers, or white finger-prints on the tree branches, snow falling,
  • Spring > Color tree foliage green, fill in with flower finger-prints or stickers.
  • Summer: Color the tree foliage green. Decorate with fruit stickers or fingerprint: red, yellow or green apples, purple plums, red cherries, oranges. Address nutrition: Fruits are one of the five food groups, and we should make half of our plate fruits and veggies.
  • Autumn > Glue a choice of real autumn leaves, torn or cut up paper; finger-prints with autumn colors. Make sure some "leaves" appear to be falling and in the ground.