The Benefits of Trees

In this activity, students draw their favorite trees and illustrate why they like them.


To increase appreciation of trees


  • Paper
  • Paint and brushes or crayons
  • Writing utensils


15 minutes


Ask each kid to think of a tree that he or she likes and why. For example: “This tree always has many guavas, it gives good shade, it looks nice.” Ask them to illustrate their tree as accurately as they can and to write down its benefits. After the kids complete their drawings, they can put them on the wall as an exhibit.

This lesson plan is an activity from the Environmental Activities for Youth Clubs and Camps, a resource developed by the Peace Corps Office of Overseas Programming and Training (OPATS). It was contributed by Peace Corps/Dominican Republic.

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