Here is what our tree looked like with one lonely little leaf on it.
After adding our painted leaves, the littles made ladybugs (one of the stories in our curriculum is The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle) to live in our tree. They turned out so cute.
Here is our tree with ladybugs and fall leaves. We will make some more leaves to add as well as some other creatures to live in the tree. We're thinking about leaving the tree up all year. After the leaves "fall", we can add snow to the branches for winter and maybe make some cardinals and chickadees to live in it. We'll see. Oh, the possibilities!!
The next photo shows our class owl, Hooty, hanging out in the tree. I bought him at the Target Dollar Spot. We LOVE him so much. He is way cute, and really fun for the littles to push around in the shopping cart, 'cuz his legs stick out way long. :-)
Can you spot Hooty in the tree?