Arbor Day is celebrated in Wisconsin on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day is a worldwide tree-planting holiday that has been celebrated in Wisconsin since 1883.
Go to the DNR page http://dnr.wi.gov/education/educatorresources/arborDay.html for ideas.
Worksheets/Activity pages (pdf):
Christmas tree math
Christmas trees, soil, recycle
Timeline Photo Story with word search
Christmas Trees Recycle- 2 sided
"Ring Around The Tree" Lesson Plan
Trees and Environment word search
"Trees Give Me" Lesson Plan
Coloring Sheets (pdf):
Providing for wildlife
Real trees recycle
Trees as a Windbreak
"Real Christmas Trees, Better for the Earth," A 2-sided coloring/activity sheet about recycling trees and why real trees are better than plastic trees.
"O Christmas Tree" (HTML),
a bibliography of delightful children's books for general use.
"O Christmas Tree" (PDF)
Links to other wonderful resources:
Christmas tree production lesson plans and classroom materials at RealTrees4Kids.org
Ag in the Classroom with lesson plans www.wisagclassroom.org
Kid-friendly version of growing Christmas trees: How
Wisconsin Agribusiness Foundation - provides 4th grade booklet "This Business Called Agriculture" and middle/high school Agriculture Career information: www.wisagri.com
Education, Puzzles & Games from the National Christmas Tree Association
University of Illinois Extension: lots of great links pertaining to Christmas
Environmental Education for Kids:http://dnr.wi.gov/eek/
LEAF: Learning, Experiences, and Activities in Forestry http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/leaf/