For each of your children, draw a bare tree with branches
on four pieces of paper. Let the children decorate their trees
to represent the four seasons by gluing on torn scraps of
• Fall: Red and yellow tissue scraps for leaves
• Winter: White tissue scraps for snow
• Spring: Pink tissue scraps for blossoms
• Summer: Green tissue scraps for leaves
Put each child's papers together to make a book, if you wish.
I'M A LITTLE FIR TREE
Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot"
I'm a little fir tree,
Short and stout. (Stand.)
See my bushy branches
All spread out. (Hold arms out at sides.)
Some trees drop their leaves
Down to the ground, (Flutter fingers to floor.)
But I have needles
All year round. (Hold fingers out straight.)
Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut tree shapes out of
bread slices. Tint cream cheese with green food coloring and
spread it onto the shapes. Invite your children to decorate
the trees with raisins, nuts, or fruit bits.