Today we enjoyed another Arbor Day Activity: Bark Rubbings!
Isn’t it a childhood rite of passage to make bark rubbings at some point? Whether it’s at summer camp, in preschool, or just with your crazy mom in your yard…I’m sure we’ve all done them at some point. My kids are now part of the club!
But we’ll get to that in a minute. First, we spent the morning enjoying some beautiful weather at one of our favorite local spots: Graves Mountain Farm. The farm was bustling with workers driving tractors, gators, and pick-up trucks for a variety of jobs, so my boys were in heaven just watching. They threw some big rocks in the pond, fed some baby goats, watched the new chicks peck around, inspected some tires, and “drove” some tractors. The ideal morning in their opinion!
Then, with full bellies after lunch, we headed back outside for our art project.
Someone insisted on dressing as Buzz Lightyear for this activity…
and then Buzz selected our target tree, right in front of our house.
The only supplies that you need for this little activity are crayons and paper! Buzz was up first. I peeled the crayons for him and showed him how to rub sideways on the paper. Bump, bump, bump…
Then little brother had to give it a shot. After all, he loves any project that involves crayons!
He didn’t really understand how to use the side of the crayon. “That’s not the right way to hold the crayon, Mom!”
So he ended up coloring on the bumpy bark with the tip of his crayon. Whatever! He had fun.
And the tree even survived it all.
Looking for other fun Arbor Day activities? Check out my previous posts: