This is a perfect back-to-school lesson as well as a perfect end of the year lesson. Simple materials, straightforward directions -----> perfect for those times of the year where it can be stressful or hectic.
I've posted about this lesson previously HERE.
I found the lesson HERE.
I use markers for this project but you could also use coloured pencils or crayons.
I have different marker brands organized in different bins.
I print the template onto regular 8 x 11" photocopy paper. I've also used larger sizes before but they take a really long time to finish and students can lose motivation.
I encourage the students to create a pattern within the tree. I give them free reign in terms of colours.
They write down the colours they use on the bottom of the paper so they know which colours to use next class.
These look so beautiful hung up on a bulletin board!!
Some Grade 4-6 results: