Preschool Arbor Day Arts and Crafts

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"A Tree Can Be"
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Markers
What You Do:
  • Read the book "A Tree Can Be" and have your children draw what a tree can be to them.
Leafy People
Submitted by Freta
What You Need:
  • Leaves (Various Sizes)
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Crayons, Markers, etc.
What You Do:
  • Give the children the materials and let them create a picture of their families using the leaves. They can use the leaves for the bodies, for clothing, or anything else they want to.
Leaf Tie Dye
Submitted by Carla
What You Need:
  • Leaves (various colors preferred) and Flowers
  • Cloth (Light Color)
  • Sticking Instrument (Mallet or Hammer)
What You Do:
  • Put the leaves and Flowers out on the floor or counter. Put the cloth on top of the leaves and flowers. Then hit the cloth with the mallet until the leaves and Flowers are ground up. This will put a neat pattern on the cloth. If your brave you can let the children try it
    Warning: Very Messy. Watch children with Mallets closely.

    You can let children paint with leaves (green leaves work best) it makes great designs.
    Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Leaf Tie Dye 2
Submitted by Julie
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters (Cut out in the shape of leaves)
  • Water Droppers
  • Dye or Paint Various colors)
What You Do:
  • Mix the Paint or Dye with water then put it in the water droppers (different color for each water dropper). Let the children create their own leaves with the droppers The colors mix together to make great, original looking leaves.
Leaf Wreath
Submitted by Carrie
What You Need:
  • Leaves (various colors preferred)
  • Paper Plate
  • Paste
What You Do:
  • Have your children collect interesting leaves. Next, cut the center of the plate out and let your children attach their leaves. This makes a really cut Leaf Wreath.
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