Pre-Trip Fun for Grand Canyon, Arizona
"The Brady Bunch -- Season 3" -- The Bunch gets more than they bargained for on their Grand Canyon vacation when Bobby and Cindy get lost in Ghost Town USA and the whole family winds up in jail. Still funny and suspenseful after all these years. (School Age and Up)
"Brighty of the Canyon" -- A fun wilderness adventure about a boy, a lion hunter, and a burro on a mission through the Grand Canyon to bring a horse thief to justice. A more recent version stars John Denver. (School Age and Up)
Navajo Fry Bread -- Top with chili to make it a meal, or drizzle with honey and sugar for a warm, sweet dessert.
"Brighty of the Grand Canyon" by Marguerite Henry -- The book version of this adventure is not to be missed since Brighty the burro has a canyon named after him. (Ages 9 to 12)
"The Ghost of the Grand Canyon" by Carole Marsh -- Standard kids' mystery fare, but the setting makes it fun. (Ages 9 to 12)
Native American Medallion -- In the Native American tradition, each pendant has its own meaning, so kids can have fun coming up with different symbols and messages for the whole family.
Backyard Teepee -- While the traditional Navajo dwelling is called a hogan, teepees are still used in many Native American ceremonies.