At-Home Activities: Desert Adventures - Finding New Creatures

January 18-22

Workshop Class Activities:

  • Craft – Animal Tracks

  • Key Points - Roadrunner's Day in the Desert

  • Collaborative – Desert Web of Life

  • Language Arts - Write Captions

  • Math/Logic – Discover the Dichotomous Key

  • Prepare for Adventure – Bush Tucker: Outback Survival

  • Big Activity – Bug Study

  • Movement - Echolocation Game

At-Home Activities

See a suggested week schedule at


• various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to deserts

• notebook or lined paper

• art paper

• a cup of pocket change

• bowl

• deck of cards

• bug jar


Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to deserts



“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” - Charles Addams

“Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?

Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed.” - William Shakespeare

Language arts lesson

Photo captions are a few lines of text that explain photographs.

Writing Activity

Find some interesting desert animal photos to write your own captions about.


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Math Concept

A tessellation is a tiling on a flat surface with no overlaps and no gaps. See .

Math Project

Make some tessellations of your own. Here’s a video that can help you get you started: