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This summer camp lesson plan is centered around the towering trees with hands-on, outdoor-themed activities and experiments to engage preschool-age learners. This summer camp unit offers five 3-hour lesson plans. They feature suggestions for circle time, outside play, and table activities. Activities are standards-aligned to ensure quality content that helps children gain knowledge and prepare for kindergarten.

About our lesson plans:

  • Developed and tested by a team of experienced, certified educators

  • Immediate PDF download upon purchase with unlimited use

  • Activity pages, extension activities, and additional resources included at no cost

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Printable format that is also digital friendly with links and QR codes embedded in the lesson plans

Camp Outline:

  • Arrival Activity – Tree puzzles
  • Circle Time – All About Trees
  • Tiny Trees
  • Outside Play – Tree Rubbings
  • Tree Diagram
  • Center Play – Different Trees
  • Reflection
  • Arrival Activity – Paint with Apples
  • Circle Time – What Grows on Trees?
  • Making Applesauce
  • Outside Play – Apple Wash Sensory Bin
  • 3D Apple Trees
  • Center Play- Patterns
  • Reflection
  • Arrival Activity – Explore with a Magnifying Glass
  • Circle Time – Life Cycle of Trees
  • Planting Bean Seeds
  • Outside Play – Observe and Find
  • Life Cycle of a Tree Hat
  • Center Play – Paint Trees
  • Reflection
  • Arrival Activity – Animal Coloring Page
  • Circle Time – What Lives in Trees?
  • Who Lives in Trees?
  • Outside Play – Take a Walk
  • Paper Plate Owl Craft
  • Center Play – Natural Materials
  • Reflection
  • Arrival Activity – Tree Discs
  • Circle Time – What We Do/Make with Tree Parts
  • Papermaking
  • Outside Play – Fly Like a Bird
  • Craft Stick Builders
  • Center Play – Woodworking Tools
  • Reflection