Discovery Time: Trees

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In this activity, young learners (2 years and up) explore tree structure and biology. Tree products are explored by painitng with fruit. Includes step by step instructions in the video and pdf, a "What's Going On" section with background information on trees and colors, book list and suggested resources for extension. Adult will need to cut fruit in half and please keep citrus and other food allergies in mind.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Fruits like oranges, grapefruits
  • Paper or cloth
  • Paint
  • Sponge or paint brush
  • Knife to cut fruit


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • , Florida Museum of Natural History, 2021