Pueblo Grande Museums’ Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling & Craft Saturdays offers fun, hands-on children’s storytelling and crafts every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in June and July! Each story is read by the author with all crafts having a desert and Hohokam theme. These programs are perfect for children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Each Saturday program is $5 each, and includes a light snack. Parents can register online starting April 25th at 10:30 a.m. or check-in at the front desk each Saturday to participate in a story time or craft program. Pre-registration is not required, but space is limited. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. This summer reading program was made possible in part by a donation from Safeway, Inc. Print Flyer!
Life in the Slow Lane
Author: Conrad Storad
Follow Shelly the Tortoise and her Grandpa as they learn about the story of the tortoise and how they have adapted to survive in the desert.
Leaping Lizard Craft Saturday
Crafts related to lizards, reptiles, and other desert creepy crawlies, while learning how these creatures also inspired the Hohokam.
The Bat Book
Author: Conrad Storad
A little boy bat is puzzled as to why the human kids call him names and vilify all bats. He decides to “write” a book about bats to set the record straight and leave it for the humans to find.
Flying Friends Craft Saturday
Crafts related to bats, birds, butterflies, and other winged desert dwellers found in Hohokam designs.
Arizona Agriculture: Bee's Amazing Adventure
Author: Terri Mainwaring, Bonnie Apperson
This story brings farming and ranching in the Grand Canyon State to life, exploring the state’s rich agricultural diversity through the eyes of Pee Wee Bee.
All About Ancient Agriculture Craft Saturday
Desert farming, gardening, and food related crafts and activities that drawing from the creativity and ingenuity of the Hohokam.
Zachary Z Packrat and Backpacks the Grand Canyon
Author: Brooke Bessesen
Take a hike with Zachary Z. Packrat on an interactive expedition to discover the spectacular nature and geological wonder of America’s “grandest” national park.