Pre-Trip Fun for Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
"Baby Superstar -- Forest Ranger" -- Designed to attract and educate babies, much of the footage is shot in national parks. (Babies to Preschoolers)
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Yellowstone Cubs" -- Kids will love journeying with the two adorable bear babies through their romp in Yellowstone National Park. (Toddlers to School Age)
"National Geographic: Secret Yellowstone" -- Go beyond the tourist hotspots and travel inside this park, learning a little about ecosystems along the way. (School Age and Up)
"Nature: Christmas in Yellowstone" -- See the stark beauty and wonder that is Yellowstone in winter. (School Age and Up)
"Living With Wolves" -- Wolves have recently been reintegrated into Yellowstone and are helping to restore its ecosystem. Here, the Discovery Channel's documentary follows the filmmakers for six years as they live with a pack of wolves very near the park itself. (School Age and Up)
Rainbow Trout -- Imagine you caught the trout yourself fly-fishing (a popular Yellowstone sport), or just wait 'til you get there.
Ultimate Granola -- Packed with portable protein and fiber, this make-ahead trail mix will keep hunger at bay on park hikes.
"'Hey Ranger!' Kids Ask Questions About Yellowstone National Park" by Kim Williams Justesen -- Real park rangers answer questions both silly and serious your own kids will probably have about Yellowstone. (Ages 4 to 8)
"Who Pooped in the Park? Yellowstone National Park" by Gary D. Robson -- Little ones especially will giggle while they learn about the animals in the park from their scats (poop) and tracks (footprints). Just watch where you step! (Ages 4 to 8)
"Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18)" by Mary Pope Osborne -- In this next installment of the series, Jack and Annie travel back to the Great Plains of almost 200 years ago. (Ages 9 to 12)
"The Absolutely True Story ... How I Visited Yellowstone Park With the Terrible Rupes" by Willo Davis Roberts -- This mystery will have you chuckling as 12-year-old Lewis takes off for Yellowstone with his neighbors, the bumbling Rupe family. (Ages 9 to 12)
"Gray Wolves: Return to Yellowstone" by Meish Goldish -- Several years ago there were no wolves in Yellowstone. If scientists brought them in, would they stay? (Ages 9 to 12)
"Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park" by Tim Cahill -- Meander with the author as he wanders and philosophizes about nature -- and animal tracks the size of a large pizza. (Ages 12 to 16)
"Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes" by Roger Anderson and Carol Anderson -- This husband and wife team have over 25 years of experience in the park and bring it to you by way of detailed maps and guides of where to go and what you're seeing. (Ages 7 and Up)
Nature T-Shirt -- Use local plants to make the shirt before you leave home and get the kids ready for wilderness hikes.