Reading Tree

Creative Wednesdays

Twenty years ago my Mom Boss gave me a craft book from Family Fun Magazine as a Christmas gift which has the idea of making a Reading Tree. Since then I have made a Reading Tree for each Nanny Kid in my care.

With each new book they receive as a gift, or borrow from the library, enclose a bright paper leaf that they can use as a book mark.

When the child finishes the book, let them celebrate by positing the leaf on their reading tree.

You Will Need:

Colored Construction Paper
Brown Butcher Paper
Pencil, Colored Markers, or Crayons
Glue Stick

What to Do:

1. Cut out a bunch of maple leaves in green, yellow, orange, and red paper. Make plenty to keep a supply on hand.

2. Draw a tree trunk and a few boughs on a sheet of butcher paper. My Nanny Kid used brown crayons on poster board to make the tree trunk.

3. Whenever the child finishes a new book, have them print the title and author of the book on a leave and glue it to the Reading Tree. Of course if the child is too young to write than you can print the title and author on the leaf for them.

References:

Project Idea by Family Fun Magazine
Photo by Stephanie Felzenberg

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