Sponge-Painted Trees Supplies: one small sponge for each child
Construction paper or art paper
It works best to talk about how trees look, with pictures of trees, first. Then, show the children how they can use the sponges as a paint brush, either by stroking the sponge on the paper, or dabbing it onto the paper, which leaves the texture kind of like leaves on a tree. They can then create tree pictures. I've done this with fall colors, evergreen trees with snow, etc.