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Curious Kids: Trees

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Curious Kids Parks and Trees

Did You Know?

Ohio is home to 16 National Champion Big Trees!

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Nonfiction Books

Fun Activities

Coloring Pages
So many cool pages to choose from, including many creatures you might find in a park!

Conservation Kids at Five Rivers Metroparks
Click on a level and see the activities this park district offers. On the day we checked, all upcoming kids’ activities were free!

My Favorite Park Mad Lib

Take a Hike with Owlexander!
There's a path for everyone. Choose between the Hoot Route, Tree Trek, Wetland Walk, or Tyke Hike (bonus points if you do them all)!

Tree Trek Crossword Puzzle

Tree or Wally's Wetland Word Searches

Tree Ring Maze
From Exploring Nature. Help the woodpecker get to the beetle in the middle of the tree!


Eco Kids Planet
Learn about the world around you and how to conserve its resources.

National Geographic Kids
Read about all things nature!

Ranger Rick
By the National Wildlife Federation. Enjoy great articles, puzzles, and activities in this award-winning nature magazine for kids.


Bambi [DVD]
From Walt Disney Studios. The classic story of the little lost deer and his forest companions.

Butterfly & Moth [DVD]
By Dorling Kindersley Ltd. See the amazing growth and lives of butterflies and moths in this movie from the Eyewitness series.

Disney’s American Legends, vol. 1, The Legend of Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill [DVD]
Johnny Appleseed was really John Chapman, whose peaceful plantings of apple trees blossomed along the American frontier.

The Lorax [DVD]
The lorax, a character created by Dr. Seuss, is a lovable creature who speaks for the trees - trying to stop the profit-greedy Once-ler from destroying the forest.

Stranger in the Woods: The Movie [DVD]
Forest animals, awakened by the birds' warning that there is a stranger in the woods, set out to discover if there is danger and find, instead, a wonderful surprise.

The World of Baby Animals [DVD]
A close-up look at many baby animals, including the horned owl, red fox, woodpecker, and others.


Audubon Adventures
From the National Audobon Society. Play a game, scroll down to see links to videos, or read about birds - including some you’ll see in our local parks.

Find a Park at Centerville-Washington Park District
Find a park by name or choose a park feature (like hiking trails) and see all the local parks that have it!

Junior Rangers
The National Park Service offers a Junior Ranger program to help park fans learn about our national parks and earn junior ranger patches! If you’re in fourth grade, they also have a special program called Every Kid Outdoors for you and your family that will give you a free pass to many federal lands and waters.

Visit Carly's Kids Corner to see how trees make their own food! Carly can also teach you how to tell a tree's age and what they can do for us.

Smokey for Kids
Learn about deforestation and preventing wildfires from Smokey the Bear.

Tree Glossary
A list of tree terms and their meanings, from the Arbor Day Foundation.

What Tree is That?
Answer OPLIN's questions about a tree's leaves or fruits to learn what it is and more about it. Like this resource? Try What Snake Is That?