Arbor Day

An American celebration of trees, Arbor Day (27 April) is a day to nurture the local landscape, plant seeds and colour the future of tomorrow’s world. These hand-picked Elementary resources give advice on seed sowing, tree planting and help pupils understand why they should care about trees.

Themes about trees

  • Learning through Landscapes offer advice and creative ideas for teaching through trees.

Stem sleuths

  • Get outside, get dirty and get investigating with these fun tree tasks.

The secret life of trees

  • Peek into the life of trees- see what is underneath their bark, inside their leaves and buried beneath the ground with the Woodland Trust’s activity pack.

Foliage further afield

  • What about planting in the Rainforest? Explore deforestation, endangered species and why helping further afield is as important as the local landscape.

Tree ties

  • Not sure how to get planting? This simple advice from the Woodland Trust will help get you started.

Close up calculating

  • Build relationships with trees while getting pupils mathematical with this data handling, area and perimeter topiary themed lesson.

Global bingo

  • Help pupils understand the effects of deforestation in a fun but factual way with this bingo game.

Picture a tree

  • Beautiful tree pictures to help pupils identify the foliage that surrounds them.

Save our tree song

  • Explore the meaning behind this protest song and consider why trees are so important.

A thought for the trees

  • Develop thinking skills in the forest with this cross-curriculum lesson plan pack.