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Dee Why Kindergarten - NSW

Year 6

Teacher: Jaqueline Kaati

Our Tree made from Reused and Recycled Items:

Penguins Room- Dee Why Kindergarten-July 2015.

A group craft experience by the Penguins. We used as many recycled items as possible to create our lovely tree. This included newspaper, old boxes, and paper towel rolls.

To complete our tree we used green leaf cut outs left over from Anzac Day craft for everyone to decorate a special leaf and put it on to the tree.

The steps to creating a tree are:-

Step 1:- Ask the children and their families to collect medium, small boxes, cardboard tubes, paper towel rolls and newspaper.

Step 2:-Discuss with the children how the items could be used to create a tree and make a plan together.

Step 3:-Assist the children to stack several boxes from largest to smallest and glue or tape them one on top of the other.

Step 4:-To create branches you can use cardboard tubes or cut up boxes and tape or glue them at different angles to form a tree shape. Once you are satisfied with the number of branches go to the next step.

Step 5:-Cut out leaf shapes from newspaper and randomly glue them onto the branches

Step 6:-To personalise the tree, each child used a paper green leaf cut out left over from Anzac Day craft. On these the children wrote their name and decorated them before attaching them to the tree.

Learning outcomes:

2.4.1-Child becomes socially responsible and shows respect for the environment.

2.4.6-Child shows growing appreciation and care for natural and constructed environments.

2.4.8-Child develops and awareness of the impact of human activity on environments and the interdependence of living things.

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