The Chihuahuan Desert

Mexico’s fantastically varied climatic regions mean that as well as the flourishing forests and jungles of the south, one can also experience the enjoyment of magnificent mountains and deserts in Mexico.

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For this activity, we talked about the Chihuahuan Desert.

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Stretching from the southwestern United States deep into the Central Mexican Highlands, this desert is one of the largest and most biologically diverse deserts in North America.

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Pronghorn antelope, mule deer and grey fox roam the vast grasslands of the northern desert, while roadrunners, reptiles, jackrabbits and eagles live in the desert scrub.

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To introduce the concept of a desert to your little one, we talked about what makes up a desert.

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We used different vocabulary, such as “dry” and “hot”. We then discussed the different animals and plants that live there.

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Finally, we created habitats for a variety of desert creatures, using sand, rocks, cacti, and toy creatures.
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