On the Road: USA Travel Week- DAY 3, Wednesday

Let's continue our road trip!

Please check back every day for a new post filled with songs, videos, pictures, and activities for you to explore with your child.

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Today is Wednesday, July 15

The resources for today are posted below.

Today we explored the Grand Canyon! Watch this video from National Geographic to see beautiful images of the canyon and some of the animals that live there!

Questions to ask:

  • What animals do you see?

  • What are they doing?

  • Do any of those animals live near your home?


  • Try drawing or painting a picture of one of the animals you saw in the video and label the picture with the animal's name (if your child is ready for this step).

  • Try moving your body like some of the animals in the video.

Today we explored Arches National Park!

What shapes do you see in the rocks? What do the shapes remind you of?

Can you draw or paint some arches on paper or make big arches in the air with your arms?

The Grand Canyon and Arches National Park are both Desert habitats!

Watch this video to explore NatGeo Kid's website on deserts with Ms. Julia and hear her read to you or visit this link to explore and read on your own!

We All Go Traveling By (sing-along book)

How do people travel? How can people travel through water? On a road? In the sky? What is your favorite way to travel?

Extra Craft: Coffee Filter Globe

You will need:

  • A coffee filter or paper towel

  • A spray bottle filled with water

  • Green and blue children's markers

  • A pen (for outlining)

  • Printed globe template (attached below

Download PDF • 24KB

In this craft, your child can learn to recognize the difference between masses of land and water on a map. Once you are done with your craft you can compare it to a globe or map of the world and have your child point to land and water on the map, or to specific continents if they are ready for that step.

Movement Activity: Rock Hopping/Floor is Lava

Click the file below the image to download the pdf document with directions.

Play Time_ Rock Hopping_Floor is Lava_We
Download • 234KB

The craft for today is a Desert Cactus.

Watch the video below to see Ms. Claire demonstrate today's craft. There are two videos, one for younger students and one for older students. Please only watch the video assigned to you because it makes use of the materials in your specific Mystery Box.

Craft video for ages 3-5 (Penelope, Eliora):

Craft video for ages 6-9 (Thomas):

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