Touch Tree Bark

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Have you ever hugged a tree? If you haven’t hugged a tree give the next tree you see a big hug, if you have hugged a tree before do it again! How did the tree’s bark feel, what color was it, did it have a special smell? What else did you notice about the tree’s bark? Hug a different kind of tree – is its bark the same? Why do you think trees have bark? Is the bark on big old trees the same as the bark on young trees? Maybe you could make a scrapbook of bark rubbings from different types of trees.

Internet links to help you – bark rubbings – be a tree! – 10 ideas for playing outside among trees.


Trees, Leaves & Bark (Take Along Guides) by Diane Burns

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups by Gina Ingoglia

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Leaf & Tree Guide by Rona Beame

Tell Me, Tree:  All About Trees for Kids by Gail Gibbons