Discover Christmas Trees (Grades 3-5)

Six activities cover the science, geography, and history of Christmas trees. Starting with a discussion and viewing of a video that highlights how trees in Oregon are harvested, scholars work independently or collaboratively on the activities of your choice. Learning experiences include singing songs, completing worksheets, conducting research, creating class presentations, and more. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Go through each activity with the class, discussing to decide which activity or activities they want to work on and in what order 
  • Spread activities over the course of several days leading up to the holiday break 
  • Send activity supplies home so learners can complete them with their parents, guardians, or siblings while school is not in session
Classroom Considerations

  • Activities can be completed in any order 
  • Each activity's duration is 45 minutes 
  • Required materials vary depending on which activities you choose to conduct 
Pros

  • Includes fun facts about Christmas trees 
  • Extension ideas are provided 
  • Activity instructions are written clearly and in detail 
Cons

  • None