Re-Using your Discarded Christmas Tree

Childcare & Kindergarten

Summary

Christmas trees can still hold their magic even when the holiday is over. In this workshop participants will learn how to repurpose discarded Christmas trees as teaching tools. Let the creative juices flow from fort building to making giant bird feeders and transient art projects.  The best part of using repurposed trees is that these materials and loose parts are free and ready for the picking in early January. This workshop offers great team-building, problem-solving and creative social-collaboration opportunities. Plus, the needles stay green all winter long! A great loose part to have in any outdoor space.

Come join in the fun!  This workshop is outdoors; please dress accordingly.

Takeaways

  1. Learning how to introduce real tools to your class. Participants will learn how to introduce  a saw safely and successfully.
  2. Understanding the sensory opportunities available when using Christmas trees in your playground. Immediately, it engages touch smell, sound, sight as well as heavy work opportunities by just exploring the tree and moving it around the playground.
  3. Identifying the many developmental opportunities included in this activity. This activity  supports  motor, creative, language math, science, and engineering skills,; something for everyone!
  4. Building and transforming attitudes to make outdoor winter curriculum comfortable and fun.

Trainers

Jill Bienenstock

Jill Bienenstock

RECE - Director of Education

Jill is an early childhood educator with over 20 years experience in various settings. She currently works as the Director of Education, alongside her husband, Adam, at their company Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds.

Re-Using your Discarded Christmas Tree

Childcare & Kindergarten

  • Re-Using your Discarded Christmas Tree
  • Re-Using your Discarded Christmas Tree
  • Re-Using your Discarded Christmas Tree
  • Re-Using your Discarded Christmas Tree
  • Re-Using your Discarded Christmas Tree
  • Re-Using your Discarded Christmas Tree