Wednesday, March 30, 2011


We are busy getting ready for our first camping trip of the season!  We are heading out to Palo Duro Canyon in west Texas.  This will be our first trip to the canyon as a family, and we are all super excited!

To prepare us for our trip we have been studying some geology- the layers of the earth, rock formation, erosion and rock classification.

In honor of "all things layers" we made pizza, ate some Newman O's, and made colored salt.  I had seen this project on Design Mom last week and I was so pleased to be able to incorporate it into our plans.

First I poured some table salt on a sheet of freezer paper.

The kids then chose a stick of colored chalk.  Holding the chalk sideways, they rubbed up and down on the salt.  

In no time we had colored salt!  It was such a fun activity, and they enjoyed watching the layers stack up.


Knox said...

I'm jealous. I L O V E Palo Duro Canyon. Micah has never been, but I've been raving about it all our married life. You guys are going to have so much fun!
And I'm also loving the layered sand, nice job Mom. :)

Amy said...

Camping! Woohoo!

Remember our hot mother's day camping trip? It was H O T hot. 'Twas.

Miss you guys.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

Oh my gosh, look how cute your two are! Getting so big!