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Trees are all throughout the Bible, and since Arbor Day is mainly about trees, I’m making this post about…trees.
Once I started looking into the Bible about trees, I was blown away by how often a tree is mentioned, whether in a parable, or use of some sort.
Here is a list of a few trees with some activities to do with these miraculous plants.
List of Trees of the Bible:
Tree of Life – It was this tree that God forbade Adam & Eve to eat of and it was this tree that brought sin into this world. We do not know exactly what type of tree the forbidden tree was, but let’s just assume it was an apple tree…
1. Give an apple to each child. Before they can eat it, read or tell them of how God let Adam & Eve eat of all the trees in the garden of Eden, except for one. Explain to them where all sin came from. Once that is done, (The early option is completely optional, I just think it is important to teach) eat and enjoy the apple. Save the seeds and plant them!
2. Make a Plastic Snake
1. Make a paper sycamore tree and put Zacchaeus in the tree! This is a really cute activity.
2. Sing/Teach the “Zacchaeus” song!
3. Find a Sycamore tree and trace the leaves!
Zacchaeus Meets Jesus
The Story of Zacchaeus
Treasures in Heaven
Palm Tree – Remember Palm Sunday? Yeah, the Sunday before Easter. Do you remember how the people were exalting the King of Kings by laying down palm leaves for him to “walk” on?
1. Make a Palm Tree
2. Palm Tree Leaves
Of course, the trees I have listed aren’t even the beginning of all the trees mentioned in the Bible. There is the Cedar tree, Oak tree, Olive tree…who can list more?
Here are some more ideas to study trees:
Read these Books:
- A Tree is a Plant
- The Giving Tree
- Be a Friend to Trees
- Tell Me, Tree
- Are Trees Alive?
- Crinkleroots Guide to Trees
Do these Activities:
- Plant an Acorn
- Make a Cardboard Tree
- Tree Journal
- Investigate a Tree
- Learn how to tell the age of a tree
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