virtue trees

A virtue tree is a great addition for a class aimed at younger children, where lessons mainly focus on virtues and spiritual qualities. A bare tree trunk is put together using brown-coloured craft paper or bristol board, and leaves are cut out from green craft paper. During each class when a new virtue is introduced, a new leaf can be added to the tree with the name of that virtue written on it. A relevant quote can also be written on the leaf. The leaf is then attached to the tree, either with tape or velcro fasteners (the latter in case you want to be able to take them down and talk about them later on). Throughout the year, the tree will be filled with beautiful leaves that will help the children remember all the different virtues they’ve studied. There are many possible variations, including making the tree and leaves out of felt, or even drawing the tree and leaves on a tall sheet of paper.

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