ReUsing Your Christmas Tree

Group Activities, Curriculum Delivery

Summary

In this workshop participants will learn how to repurpose discarded Christmas trees as teaching tools.

Trainers

Jill Bienenstock

Jill Bienenstock

RECE - Director of Education

ReUsing Your Christmas Tree

Group Activities, Curriculum Delivery

About The Workshop

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

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learning how to introduce real tools to your class.  Participants will learn how to introduce saws and drills 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 developmental opportunities include: supporting fine motor, creative, language, math, science, and engineering skills.  Plus, the needles stay green all winter long! A great loose part to have in any outdoor space.
  4. Building and transforming attitudes to make outdoor winter curriculum comfortable and fun.

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