Kids & Youth

Kids, Petrified Forest is here to teach you all about science, nature, archeology, history, and much more!
A family with 2 kids holding up Jr Ranger certificates

Junior Rangers earning their badges


Complete a booklet to become a Junior Ranger

Help your parents plan your upcoming trip

Learn about career-building opportunities available to teens

If you are a scout, learn how to earn a certificate or patch as a Scout Ranger

kids sand box dig

Sandbox Archeology

Doing a project about Petrified Forest National Park?

Find some fast facts here.

Search for lots of great photos on our Flickr site.

Check out our official publications for detailed
information on specific subjects.

Browse our suggested reading list for books relating
to subjects on Petrified Forest.


Junior Ranger Exclusives!

Explore hands on educational activities about the park that you can do at home! More Junior Ranger Exclusives such as Activity Challenges, Questions to make your Brain Grow, and Interpreting Your Park are archived on our Facebook page under the photo albums.

flat rangers (photo only)

Flat Rangers

Flat Rangers

Want a fun way to learn about national parks everywhere? Click on the image to download this Flat Ranger mailer template and send your flat friend on an adventure!

Kids Art

Kids Art Gallery

Click here to see a collection of Petrified Forest inspired artwork created by kids just like you! Drawing or painting (even with your fingers) is a great way to express yourself and be creative.

Dino Skulls

Dino Skulls by Hugh Brown

Even more activities just for you!

This Kids Corner paleontology page includes a Triassic themed
song, word search, and a make your own fossil activity.

Learn about the park with this Petrified Forest Crossword Puzzle.

Find out how many national park sites are in AZ with this word search.

There is so much archeology at Petrified Forest too! Learn all about it
by doing a maze, a crossword, matching, and reflective writing here.

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