This four seasons tree is the perfect flip book for your little one and it’s totally hands on. Have them practice cutting, gluing, and coloring until their tree has come to life. They will get to know how trees change with each new season and it opens up some great discussion about a tree’s life cycle! Great little project for your toddler or child.
- White, Light Green, Dark Green, Orange, and Brown Colored Paper
- Rubber Cement
- Colored Pencils
Start by cutting out a bushy tree top from your paper. You will need 2 Light Greens, 2 Dark Green, 1 Orange, 1 White. I found that using a binder clip to stack all my pages together and secure them allowed me to cut a bunch of these at once. They will need to be the exact same shapes so if you only cut one at a time be sure to use an already cut tree top as your guide.
Next, cut a tree trunk out of brown paper and use colored pencils to color on some bark.
Now we start gluing our fluffy tree tops together! You will match up your white to your lime green and glue, your other lime green to your dark green and glue, and your second dark green to your orange and glue.
Then, make sure that your tree tops are in order with the seasons and that the edges match up. Stack together.
I used my binder clip again to keep all of my pieces in place and then I made a crease down the center of each tree. Once the creasing is finished you will want to glue your tree trunk in between the bottom halves of your tree tops. From there, continue using your rubber cement glue to attach each bottom half of the tree to the layer above and below it.
When you’re done you should be able to flip your book and see the four seasons! Your kiddo can certainly color on branches in the winter, flowers in the spring, or leaves in the fall if they want to get more creative!
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