Presidents Day Craft – Tissue Paper Cherry Tree

I thought Presidents Day offered a great opportunity to start introducing Dot to some of the best lessons of American history.  I was looking for something to teach her about either George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, as they’re the two most often recognized on this holiday in February.  The angle I went with, however is probably actually only a myth and never really happened.  Oh, well.  I think “don’t lie” is a good lesson, so I’m willing to perpetuate the myth if it gets the moral across.

First I told Dot about how George Washington owned up to his behavior.  Then I realized she doesn’t get what a “lie” is.  We’ve been working on it all day, and I’m not entirely sure that I didn’t just teach her how to be dishonest.  Time will tell.  😉

To make this tissue paper cherry tree, you will need:

  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Tissue paper
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Cut the tissue paper into small squares.  (Mine were not exact.)

Draw the outline of a tree on your construction paper.

Draw the outline of a tree on your construction paper.

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What I Learned the Hard Way: The squares I cut were pretty small, and Dot just couldn’t hold them around the end of the pencil to affix them to the tree.  So, we did an easier version for her, where I spread some glue around on the top of the tree, and she just added tissue paper squares.  Here’s the preschool version:

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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