This learning block represents one week’s work. Aim to watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete.
There are two videos to choose from about evergreen trees. The first one is better for younger kids, the others will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!
Different Types of evergreens
What are the Biggest Trees in the World?
Now choose an Activity
Draw a Spruce Tree
Get your pencil and paper ready!
Draw along with this fun and simple tutorial as you learn to draw a spruce tree!
Painting with pine needles
For this activity you’ll need:
Pine needles or other conifer leaves
Watch the above video and then make your own pine needle painting!
Watch the above video full of facts about pinecones.
Then, go collect some that you find laying on the ground under pine trees.
Bring them home and carefully take them apart.
Draw the parts in your nature journal, or on plain paper.
Write down what you discover!
Save this for your portfolio!
Make Nature Perfume
All you need for this activity is a Tupperware and some trees!
Watch the video and then go for it!
Identifying Conifers Project
Start by watching the video above and becoming familiar with the different types of conifer (evergreen) trees.
Now take a walk in your neighbourhood. Bonus points if you can find a real forest to walk in! A park will do.
Collect samples of conifer leaves (needles). Try to find one from each of the main types she discusses in the video.
When you get home, carefully draw each sample into your nature journal, if you have one. If not, you can use regular white paper. Then, tape or glue your needle sample onto the page and label it.
Take a photograph of your finished project pages and upload it to your portfolio!
Books About Plants
Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library.