Forestry Lesson Plan for Kids

Instructor: Nora Jarvis

Nora has a Master's degree in teaching, and has taught a variety of elementary grades.

Forestry can offer an engaging introduction to the environmental sciences. This lesson plan contains an introductory activity to forestry that will help students understand the importance of trees to the forest by researching and putting on a skit.

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Research trees and create a report that explains how trees are an important part of the forest.
  • Explain how trees affect other organisms in their ecosystem.


  • 2 hours, may be broken into two lessons


  • Computers
  • Simple dress-up materials
  • Construction Paper
  • Coloring materials
  • Large pieces of butcher paper
  • Be a Friend to Trees by Patricia Lauber

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA Speaking & Listening 5.4

Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

  • CCSS.ELA Reading Instructional Texts 5.3

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Key Vocabulary

  • Ecosystem
  • Renewable Energy
  • Organism

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