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Arbor Day! Earth Day!

Earth Day Birthday by Maureen Wright

We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow

After reading the first book, select some activities from:

http://www.first-school.ws/theme/h_earth-day.htm

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/earthday/

After reading the second book, examine some ways trees get planted other than by people:

http://www.first-school.ws/activities/shapes/easyshapestrees.htm

which includes:

http://extension.illinois.edu/trees1/25.html

Or, collect maple helicopters, oak acorns, pine cones, etc., to use with a magnifying glass.

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Fruit Makes Seeds

One Red Apple by Harriet Ziefert

Cut a cross section of an apple to expose seeds and create an “apple star.” Let children examine the seeds with a magnifying glass. Discuss what other fruits children may know that have seeds.

One Red Apple

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