Arbor Day Activities

Arbor Day is on Friday, April 30. It is an annual holiday encouraging people to plant and care for trees. It was initiated by Julius Sterling Morton, President Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of Agriculture in 1872.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Kids Corner is full of printable activities, digital games, and resources.

bright green car parked in front of a cherry blossom tree
  • Leaf ID Game: Can you correctly identify the names of trees based on what their leaves look like?
  • What do you know about the life of a tree?
  • Take a walk and see how many different trees can you find.

One very popular tree that blooms in spring is the cherry blossom tree. Have you seen these around your neighborhood?

You can make your own cherry blossom art with some simple supplies.

Start with a piece of paper.

For the branches, you can…

  • Draw with a crayon or marker
  • Glue brown yarn
  • Find a small twig and tape it to the paper

For the blossoms, cut or tear pieces of paper into small squares. A couple shades of pink or even white will look nice. Crumple them and glue them on the branches to make your tree blossom!

Check out these examples from toddleratplay.com and mykidcraft.com.

cherry blossom craft
tissue paper cherry blossom craft