Arizona- the Grand Canyon State.
We just came back from a trip and these are some of the crafts/ activities we did and are still playing with!
I always do my research on where we are going and try to theme our activities around that.
For Arizona, I knew my kids would like the Disney Cars, since Radiator Springs is a fictional town in Arizona.
http://tandshardwood.com/Home/tabid/439/ctl/Terms/Default.aspx Desert themed Sensory Bin
Kinetic sand (I used it here for our beach bin)
Toob of desert animals
source url Cactus watercolor
Found here, I did a set myself before we left and now my kids are asking to do them! Instead of black glue (which I tried to make and failed miserably), I used black puffy paint.
see url Felt
I had some extra green felt from making a felt Christmas tree and felt story board for the girls, so I cut out two cactus shapes, put some velcro on some buttons and BAM!
I used two different color greens and a pink (for the flowers), plus toothpicks to make cacti with!
Used to make suns, cacti and flowers