Years ago I spent three summers writing “Junior Ranger Programs” for three different National Park Service locations covering topics from the life of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, the entire state of Nebraska, and dinosaurs. It was an interesting job, and a chance to learn a lot about a lot of different topics that you might not be interested in otherwise, and it lets you learn to think through the eyes of an elementary school child again.
At any rate, it’s something that I don’t really get the opportunity to do as much anymore, but decided that this year I would try and make a simple two sided activity sheet every week. These are simple, black and white pages, while the NPS programs were four color books.
Topics are going to include Monarch Butterflies (see below) habituation, and a deer and elk activity. After that we’ll see where it goes. If you’re looking for a simple coloring sheet, use the one below. The link below that leads to the two page pdf.