ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Celebrating Arbor Day

Friday, April 30, 2010

Celebrating Arbor Day

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Here in the United States we are observing Arbor Day today. Arbor Day was established to encourage tree planting and care. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, it's celebrated on the last Friday in April.

To download a guidebook full of suggestions for celebrating, check out the official Arbor Day website.
Did you know? Be amazed at all you could learn about trees with this list of Tree Trivia facts.
Watch this video from Kid' for a tutorial on making a simple Arbor Day card.
Read and enjoy some Arbor Day poems and rhymes.

In celebration of all things trees, and the impact they have on our Earth, it is also a good day to try some of those Earth Day activities that you didn't have time for on the 22nd!

Teaching Tiny Tots has submitted a great post about creating a soda bottle terrarium with your tots.
As part of the Sunflower Club activities at NurtureStore they've conducted an experiment to see what seeds need to grow. An appropriate extension activity for Arbor Day.
Play Activities put together a family activity for celebrating the Earth. They made plantable seeded paper and have shared the step by step instructions with all of us!