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Lesson Overview
  • 30 Minutes
  • 4, 5, 9
  • K - 4th Grade
  • State Standards:
    NGSS:1-LS1-1, 2-PS1-1. 2-PS1-2, CCSS: W.2.7, W.2.8, Social Sciences: 1.12, 1.19, 3.16, 4.18

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Materials List

The Gift of Trees Kit* 

  • The Tree Farmer book
  • Three paper bags or containers labeled:
    Wood, Food, Cellulose.
  • Cards with products made/
    harvested from trees
    (chewing gum, shampoo,
    cinnamon, cork, rubber,
    nuts, magazines, furniture)

The Gift of Trees

Categories: Easy Do-at-Home Activity , Kits , Spanish , Plants

The Tree Farmer is a beautifully illustrated story of a boy and his grandfather, who is a tree farmer. The book takes readers on a magical journey through the forest, discovering the gift of trees and our responsibility to care for them, generation to generation. This story is followed by a lesson in which students learn about the many different ways trees are used and how they affect our daily lives.

Check out the adapted online, student worksheet version for elearning puposes!


For instructions, please download our PDF.