project to help motivate your child to read and to help him/her keep track
of everything read.
child with a piece of white butcher paper about 6 ft. long.
Lay it on a hard
floor (kitchen floor) and tape the ends down with masking tape loops (you
may want to lay newspaper down first, in which case you'll have to tape the
newspaper to the floor, and then the butcher paper to the newspaper).
Have your child
create a tree, TRUNK AND BRANCHES ONLY.
This tree should
be just about as tall as the paper and can be colored with crayons, colored
pencils, paints or markers.
When the picture
is complete, hang it up on a big, empty wall (might need to use staples to
keep it up).
Every time your
child finishes a book a leaf is added to the tree (even if you read it to
your child or you read it together).
Your child can
draw and cut out a new leaf each time, changing colors if desired. Each leaf
should be large enough on which to write the name and author of the book.
As the months go
by, your child will see his/her tree bloom!
One year we had
quite an autumn tree with green, gold, red, orange and brown leaves!