By contributing writer Marci
Trees have the ability to change all throughout the year depending on the season. In the summer, we seek shade under their lush green foliage, and in the fall, we marvel at their brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red. Trees can finally show off their bare, strong branches and tiny twigs in the winter. Then, the leaves begin to emerge again in the warming sun of spring.
This is an interesting scientific phenomena that kids can explore through art. They can make a drawing of a tree through the seasons to show their understanding of the leaf cycle.
Talk with your child about the seasons and the effect the seasons have on trees. Draw how trees look during each season.
Start with one season and work your way through. Chalk pastels work great to create your trees through the seasons artwork.
Use this project and these resources to put together a leaf unit study of your own.