STEAM Learning Lab – Cherry Blossom Tree

 

Cherry Blossom Tree
Ages 3 and up 

 

Now is a great chance to go outside and check out some beautiful blossoms.  In Utah, one of the best places to see some blooms is at the Utah State Capitol.  There are over 400 cherry tree lining the path around The Capitol, and every year people gather from mid March until April to gaze at the flowers. Originally, many of the trees were a gift from Japan after World War II, a symbol of peace and friendship. However, many of those trees were damaged by disease and bad weather. The replacement trees can still be a great reminder of that history and symbolize the end of winter and the beginning of spring throughout Utah. 

 

Materials

  • Brown crayon, marker or paint
  • Popcorn
  • Pink paint or marker
  • Construction paper or printer paper 
  • Glue
  • brush

 

Directions

  1. Pop the popcorn
  2. Draw/paint a tree on your paper, leaving the branches bare. 
  3. Put some glue on a tray, and have children dip popcorn in the glue and then place on tree 
  4. Put some pink paint on a tray
  5. Use paint brush to paint the popcorn pink! 
  6. Let tree dry for at least an hour 

 

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