How do you celebrate Arbor Day with kids? Check out these 20 fun ideas plus learn about an amazing resource for a virtual field trip on Arbor Day!


How will you celebrate Arbor Day in your homeschool?  Need some inspiration for fun ways to show your love for trees?  Or maybe you are thinking, “Why would one spend time celebrating Arbor Day?”

Arbor Day is a fantastic opportunity to introduce important life lessons in your homeschool and family.  Practical lessons on the environment, science, and history can be covered.  Also, you can talk about essential life skills like compassion and empathy.

The National Arbor Day Foundation has a whole page dedicated to great ways to celebrate Arbor Day.  Learn about the history of Arbor Day, find educational resources and free downloads to help you recognize this special day.  You can also discover how to get tree seedlings!

My boys and I love to celebrate Arbor Day in our homeschool.  This year, we are excited to add some fabulous resources.

We have thoroughly enjoyed five books from Candlewick Press (more coming soon!) that involve trees and their impact on our lives.

FieldTrip Zoom has a truly amazing virtual field trip planned for April 27 to Celebrate Arbor Day & Its History.  My boys and I assigned up to virtually experience this program that will be live streamed directly from Nebraska and Sterling Morton’s (founder of Arbor Day) home.  Find out why FieldTrip Zoom is perfect for homeschool families and how you can join us with this free two-week trial!!

FieldTrip Zoom is a wonderful resource for homeschool families! Find out how you can use it to celebrate Arbor Day & more!


We will also be using many of these crafts, hands-on activities, and free printables to celebrate Arbor Day.

Arbor Day Crafts

Spring Tree Craft for Toddlers (Hands On As We Grow)

Cherry Blossom Spring PomPom Trees (Play Trains)

Colorful Spring Branch Craft (Inner Child Fun)

Spring Tree(No Time for Flash Cards)  Simple yet cute craft using Q-tips, paint, and paper.

Fall Toilet Paper Roll Tree (The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman)  Great way to recycle those empty TP rolls!
DIY Tissue Tree for Earth Day! (Educents)

Paper Bag Tree Structures (Draw The Line At)

Mixed Media Earth Day Print (

Puffy Newspaper Tree (I Heart Crafty Things)

Hands-On Activities for Arbor Day with Kids

Arbor Day Activity: Bark Rubbing (The Seasoned Mom)

Plant a Tree for Arbor Day (Rhythms of Play)  Great step-by-step instructions!
Sorting Leaves & Seeds and Celebrating Autumn (Inspiration Laboratories)

9 Awesome Ways For Hands-On Learning Fun With Sticks (Rock Your Homeschool)

Planting Trees Sensory Bin for Earth Day (Mom Inspired Life)

Arbor Day Tree Snack & Storytime (The Seasoned Mom)

How do you celebrate Arbor Day in your homeschool? Check out these fun 20 ideas plus another amazing resource!

Free Printables to Celebrate Arbor Day with Kids

Free Arbor Day Learning Pack (Year Round Homeschooling)
“For the Love of Trees” Lessons, Books, FREE Printables & Hands-on Activities (The Natural Homeschool)

Arbor Day coloring pages, sheets, and pictures! (Raising Our Kids)  Includes 15 free coloring pages and activities.

Arbor Day Mini-Book (Twisty Noodle)

Arbor Day Coloring Pages + Mini-Book (Rock Your Homeschool)

Get your FREE Arbor Day Coloring Pages + Mini-Book to help you celebrate with kids!

Get your FREE Arbor Day Coloring Pages + Mini-Book by subscribing to Rock Your Homeschool!  Includes 2 coloring pages and a mini-book to help you celebrate Arbor Day with kids.  Click on the image above to get your Arbor Day printable pack.

How will you celebrate Arbor Day with kids?


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