Readapalooza 2: Wangari’s Trees of Peace

Today we are reading Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter. This is a nature story, so take your device outside if you can!


Lake Shawnee Arboretum Virtual Tour

When you’re done with the virtual tour, see what trees you can identify in your own neighborhood.

Make a tree craft

Find pieces of trees that have blown down or fallen on the ground – leaves, acorns, cones, branches, etc.

found tree materials: cedar branches, cones, maple seeds, acorns, walnut, bark, sweet gum fruit

What kind of art can you make by arranging the components? When you’re done take a photo and ask your grown-up to post it on their Facebook page and tag @TopekaLibrary!

natural materials in a circular design    art made from tree parts

If you’d like, gather the materials in a box to play with later on.

box of found tree materials

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Natalie is a Kids Librarian with a background in teaching. She delights in spreading bookjoy to people of all ages. She also takes interest in cycling, creating art, social justice, raising small livestock, and making music.