T is for Tree: A Letter of the Week Preschool Craft

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I’m Anna from the Measured Mom – and I’m back at Crystal & Company to share a preschool craft and other learning ideas for the Letter T.  After painting with spaghetti for letter S, we’re doing a neat and simple paper craft this week.  (You’re welcome :)). Be sure to check out the rest of the crafts in our Letter of the Week series!

letter of the week preschool craft: t is for tree


t is for tree


  • Letter T pattern printed onto cardstock (get it here: T is for Tree pattern)
  • small green squares cut from green construction paper or cardstock
  • tree trunk cut from brown paper (to fit the bottom part of the T)
  • buttons of one color
  • school glue

letter of the week preschool craft: t is for tree  1. Glue down the tree trunk.

letter of the week preschool craft: t is for tree

2. Spread glue all over the top of the T.

letter of the week preschool craft: t is for tree

3. Add the green squares for leaves.  Place them so that they overlap each other.

letter of the week preschool craft: t is for tree

 4. Put down dots of glue and add buttons for fruit.

letter of the week preschool craft: t is for tree

Normally my Four likes to do these crafts as well – but he was so involved in his lego project I couldn’t bear to pull him away. 🙂


Don’t miss these classic childhood songs!

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.

I’m a little teapot, short and stout!
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up,
Hear me shout,
“Tip me over and pour me out!”


Nursery rhymes are notorious for not making much sense.  Maybe that’s why kids love them so much!

Little Tommy Tucker
Sings for his supper.
What shall we give him?
Brown bread and butter.
How shall he cut it
Without a knife?
How shall he marry
Without a wife?

Be sure to find the tune for this classic nursery rhyme if it’s a new one for you.

A tisket, a tasket,
A green and yellow basket.
I wrote a letter to my love,
And on the way I dropped it.
I dropped it, I dropped it,
And on the way I dropped it.
A little boy picked it up
And put it in his pocket.


Letter T is such a great letter.  I could have recommended twenty books, but for your sake I picked just my favorites. 🙂


 tub people

The Tub People, by Pam Conrad

This is one of my favorite children’s books of all time.  The wooden tub people are lined up, expressionless, at the edge of the bathtub.  But when it’s bathtime, they love to play.  They ride on the floating washcloth and have water races — until the day the tub child disappears down the tub drain.  Nothing is the same as the tub people silently mourn their lost child.  But a happy ending is coming! Don’t miss this precious book.

 Trashy town

Trashy Town, by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard my three-year-old recite the book’s refrain,“Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the trashy town!”  He loves the simple story of Mr. Gilly picking up the trash. It’s a predictable story which makes it perfect for kids to read along.

duck in the truck

Duck in the Truck, by Jez Alborough

I’ve heard my preschooler recite nearly all of this book while riding in the van as we do our errands.   He loves the story of Duck and his truck that gets stuck in the muck – so much that he would beg for it every time we drove past the library. After getting it for his third birthday, he can now enjoy it as much as he wants. 🙂  Be sure to check out Alborough’s other Duck books, too!

For many more ideas for teaching the letter T, visit this link.



Anna taught eight years and received her MEd in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on literacy. In 2007 she began her career as a stay-at-home mom. She has four children – a girl (6) and three boys (4,3,1). She enjoys teaching them at home and after her daughter’s morning at school. Anna blogs at www.themeasuredmom.com.

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  1. What a wonderful craft! I love the idea of using buttons for apples. So cute. I have pinned this post.

  2. Thanks for linking up at Artsy Play Wednesday. Pinned to our group board. Hope to see you again this week.

  3. Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents says:

    Enjoyed this one too! I need more buttons.

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