|Kids programming at Tohono Chul and beyond.|
Tohono Chul in your Library!
Each summer we travel to the Pima County
Library branches with activities that
interweave the story of the Sonoran Desert
with the theme of the libraries’ summer
reading programs, linking valuable natural
history lessons for children of all ages with
the message to “read more about it.” Free.
Last summer (2013), Tohono Chul’s Desert Players presented an original pantomime story called The Queen is Coming, based on a traditional southwestern myth and listened as the storyteller, Granny Sweet, unfolded a tale of animals, birds, danger and bravery, with the Night Blooming Cereus finally appearing in all her splendor. The program concluded with the children making their own colorful masks to take home.
Fun & Smart Projects for Kids
Before your next visit, why not explore one of these activity sheets, great for a rainy (or too hot) day at home! Note: activity sheets are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (portable document format) and some are for legal-sized paper (8-1/2 x 14″). (To access these forms you need the free downloadable software, Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
• Arizona Centennial: Happy 100th Birthday Arizona
• Arizona: A to Z (requires legal paper)
• Day of the Dead
• Desert Pathfinders Activity Booklet (requires legal paper)
• Seasons of the Saguaro
• For the Birds
• Giggle Puss Smile Mask