TorahTrek Guide Josh Lake shares "Meet-a-Tree," a game that builds community and fosters a love of nature, while introducing the tree as a symbol of Jewish law, tradition and thought.
Type of activity: Game
Source: Adapted from Joseph Cornell, Sharing Nature: Nature Awareness Activities for All Ages
Time: 10-20 minutes
When to play: Day
Where to play: Outside
Age level: 7 years and up
Players needed: 6-20 (or more)
Materials needed: Bandanas are optional, area with trees
How to play:
Debrief: There are a variety of discussions that can ensue once the group is back together again.
Hints for success:
Here is a great story about an apple tree finding something within herself. You can read this book to your campers before or after the activity. The Apple Tree's Discovery, Peninnah Schram and Rachayl Eckstein Davis, Kar-Ben Publishers (January 2012)
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