I let the kids make a tree with construction paper. I have in the past let them tear leaves and I have also had them pre-cut, it’s whatever you prefer.
I have even let them paste a construction paper trunk onto the paper and then sponge paint leaves. I place a computer generated block of paper to place in the center of the tree that has this quote “He who plants trees loves others beside himself” I then make another computer generated block and paste in the bottom corner with the child’s name and year, and Arbor Day. The parents really like it. I send it along with a small tree for the children to plant in their own yard with their family. It’s a nice way to get the parents to involve this day with their children sine most are so busy to even acknowledge the day, we give them a good reminder how important the day really is!
We make Fig Newton trees by using the fig Newton as a base. stick a twig (with small branch-like arms) in a Fig Newton. have the children take small scraps of tissue paper and glue on to the branches. we do four trees to represent each season. they look adorable.