Arbor Day bulletin board a natural look with pine bark letters!
Simply cut letters for your board's title from tagboard; then use hot glue
attach pieces of pine bark (purchased at your local garden center) to each
Save Our Planet
out a large tree and place on a bulletin board. Cut out white
apple shaped paper. On the apple shapes, ask the children to write
or illustrate ways in which trees and the Earth can be saved. To
get the children started, remind them of the 3 r's: reuse, recycle,
and reduce. Arrange the apple shapes on and around the tree.
Title the bulletin board "Tree-mendous Ideas to Save Our Planet!"
Cut a sheet
of butcher paper the length of a door or wall. Sketch in a trunk
about half the height. Have children work together with browns/grays/black
to paint the trunk. When trunk is dry help children use
paint and use their hand prints for the leaves, put leaves all over the
top of the
trunk. Don't forget to put some leaves "falling" from the tree and some on
ground. Or you can cut out handprints of the children in the fall colors
them to the trunk instead of painting them. I scanned pictures of the
glued pictures of each child on their own handprint on one of the leaves.
To make a
tree, press a child's hand into green tempera paint. Keeping he fingers
and thumb close together, press the hand on a roll piece of white butcher
making the tree, leaves and branches. Have the children print their hands
times as they would like on the same paper to make a forest. Use a
sideways, print the child's names under their trees to make the trunks.