At-Home Activities: Desert Adventures - Natural Wonders

February 8-12

Workshop Class Activities:

  1. Craft – Po-up Desert Scene

  2. Key Points – Wonders of the Desert

  3. Collaborative - Senet

  4. Language Arts – Desert or Dessert?

  5. Math/Logic – Bufflegrass Vs. Saguaro Cactus Doubling Activity

  6. Prepare for Adventure - Erosion Expleriment

  7. Big Activity - Stratigraphy Snacktivity

  8. Movement - Kudoda Game

At-Home Activities

See a suggested week schedule at


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

  • notebook or lined paper

  • two months of a blank calendar:

  • graph paper:

  • chess

  • blank map of the world:

  • poster board


Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to deserts



“There will never be a photograph of the Grand Canyon that can adequately describe its depth, breadth, and true beauty.” - Stefanie Payne

“The glories and the beauties of form, color, and sound unite in the Grand Canyon - forms unrivaled even by the mountains, colors that vie with sunsets, and sounds that span the diapason from tempest to tinkling raindrop, from cataract to bubbling fountain.” - John Wesley Powell

Language arts lesson

Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings, or spelling, for example new and knew.

Writing Activity

Write a paragraph with homophones in it, but use the wrong spellings. Let someone else read your paragraph. Can they catch the misspellings? For example, “I watched my mom rap presents while listening to wrap music.”


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