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Hi,

My class is studying the desert. Does anyone have a poem I could use or a craft project that they would enjoy doing? Thanks so much.

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can't think of a poem
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My kids did trioramas of desert scenes--had to include a certain number of plants and animals indigenous to the desert. We used colored pencils, and had some of the animals on paper hinges to stand up. The triorama is made with a square piece of paper, folded diagonally into fourths, then cut up one fold line to the center and cross two quarters on top of one another. Sorry--that is kind of hard to explain. I'm sure there is a visual on line somewhere!
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Poems by kids
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Here are some desert poems written by kids for a contest.

http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/arc...ners2002.php#k

Plus there are numerous websites that give directions for making trioramas - just google the name. Some have the directions only but some have photos of finished projects.

Here is the link for other years the contest ran

http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/archives.php
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What's a Desert?


A desert is a hot dry place.
The sun shines down all day.
Lots of prairie dogs and rattlers
like to live here anyway.


Thereís a tall and hairy cactus
that looks just like my dad,
especially if he wants a hug
from me and Mommy really bad.


Thereís big old rocks for climbing
but the sun shines way too much,
so the sweat just makes you soggy,
and the rocks too hot to touch.


I see roly poly bumble things
(they call them tumbleweeds),
and lots of sand, but nowhere grass,
and I miss climbing trees.


Here they call deer antelope.
(In the song, they like to play),
and itís fun to chase jackrabbits
to watch them hop away.


Iíve had a lot of fun here.
Thereís so much stuff to see.
But Iíll be glad to go back home
where it's Mom and Dad and me.
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thanks for all the ideas!


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