Our National Parks tour is almost over! This week Sophie and Sadie are at Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. The way to get to this park is by water – on a kayak or canoe or boat! Moose are in the same family as deer – but much much bigger. Their shoulders are a high as an adults head – and that’s not even counting their antlers (which are also called paddles). The word ‘moose’ means twig eater in […]
We’re almost done with our National Parks tour – stopping in Badlands National Park before the snow starts. Sophie and Sadie found the cabin that Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States and the president who started the National Parks system, lived in when he spent time in North Dakota. Most of North Dakota is a prairie, or meadow, full of long grasses that smell really wonderful. And there are places where the prairie suddenly ends and the […]
Can you imagine a volcano erupting so strongly that it’s whole top blows off and falls down?! That’s what happened to Mt Mazama in Oregon. And then it slowly got filled with rain water (it took 740 years!) and now it is the deepest lake in North America and one of the deepest lakes in the world! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
Some water springs come from melting snow coming down from the mountains. Those are usually cold. And then there are springs where the water comes up from deep inside the earth – and those are usually hot! In Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas the water comes out of the earth at 143 degrees Fahrenheit or 62 degrees Celsius. That means Sophie had better be really careful about sticking her toes in! Native American tribes had been going to the […]
I have a feeling Sophie and Sadie are hatching a plan and doing some research on the computer. There really isn’t much to say about computers, other then we’re glad they exist so we can be in touch with you! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
It’s spring! Dandelions are such a fun happy sign of spring. Not so long ago, people used to want dandelions to grow in their yards! They are useful as food, medicine, and dye for coloring. The name comes from the French and means ‘teeth of the lion’ because the leaves are jagged like a lion’s teeth! Click on the image below, or click here, to open the coloring page, then download, print, and start coloring!
Sleds have been around for a long time! The Inuit people (we used to call them Eskimos but they prefer Inuit) made sleds out of whale bones – but mostly sleds are made out of wood or metal or plastic. Of course, you can sled down a snowy hill on top of just about anything flat, like a big piece of cardboard or a cookie tray! The sled Sophie and Sadie are on looks like it’s plastic to me! Click […]
Most of the time we see icicles on houses – but they are so beautiful when they grow on trees! And they are fun to touch and hold, but you have to be careful because they can be very heavy! Icicles grow when it’s freezing cold and sunny. The sunlight melts the ice and snow – and it starts to drip. But then the freezing cold air makes it turn into ice again. Every drip that turns to ice adds […]