Get Involved With Schools Tree Day On 31 July

By July 28, 2020
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Schools Tree Day focuses on younger children. It is a great chance for children to get their hand's dirty planting native seedlings, trees, shrubs, edibles and flowers.

It is a great way to inspire children to learn about the local environment while playing an active role in their community.

Ways to get involved:

  • Plant a garden (either indoors or out). If you already have a garden plant some new flowers etc.
  • Start growing edible seedlings for children to take home or to make foods with at the service.
  • Create a nature collage using fallen leaves, twigs, etc.
  • Use leaves to create leaf prints with paint.
  • Go on a nature scavenger hunt.
  • Have children wear the colour green or a green colour item.
  • Nature sensory bag - fill a sandwich bag with clear hair gel and found flowers to create a sensory bag/suncatcher.
  • Nature stampers - collect gum nuts, twigs, leaves etc. for children to press these into playdough.
  • Create a terrarium from a plastic bottle or a mini garden.

National Tree Day is organised by Planet Ark Environmental Foundation that focuses on tree planting and caring for nature.

For more information: National Tree Day

Reference: 
National Schools Tree Day On 31 July, Aussie Childcare Network, 27 July 2020