A Cherry Tree Craft for President's Day

We Cannot Tell a Lie--This Craft is Loads of Fun

This Cherry Tree Craft is the perfect way to involve your preschool child in a president's day activity this year. Tell your children the story of George Washington and how he chopped down the cherry tree. Encourage older kids to share their ideas about Washington's famous quote, "I cannot tell a lie." You'll be surprised at the interesting views your child may express.

And speaking of "expression", here are our instructions for this project.

Supplies You'll Need

  • White drawing paper
  • finger paint or tempra paint (brown, green and red)
  • wet ones for cleaning up little hands


  • Have the kids place their hands completely in the brown paint
  • Place the hands on the paper to create a trunk
  • Wipe the hands clean, and repeat the process using the green paint for leaves
  • Again, wipe hands clean.
  • Using the tips of the childs fingers, place red "dots" among the leaves (your cherries)
  • A final wipe of the hands, and you've completed the craft. Let dry before displaying!

Our picture was created by Tami, aged 3. She needed a bit of guidance for the trunk, but was extremely creative when it came to the greenery and fruit. Older kids will need no help at all and will amaze you with their creativity.

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