Looking for fun science activities for K-3rd grade? Check out the activities for our new fall title, Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World.
Over on a Desert is part of a bestselling series by Marianne Berkes that teaches about biomes—to the tune of “Over in the Meadow.” A delightful collection of desert animals, from jerboas and dingos to gilas and camels, are shown in their different habitats using adaptive behaviors, all the while the song guides kids through a fun counting game.
Our favorite science activity from the book is Desert Animal Actions, which can be acted out at home or in the classroom with large or small groups of kids. All you need to do is print out these colorful bookmarks that complement the book, and then go to our handy instruction page to find out how to set up a fun desert learning experience.
As for the book itself, Anita Meinbach of the University of Miami puts it this way: “One part story, one part song, and one part sheer delight. Each verse begs to be sung. Each picture begs to be examined. And children will be begging to read it just one more time.”
Let’s make learning science fun, kinetic, creative, and memorable!