If you can’t make it to the park, that’s fine! You can complete virtual activities and become a Junior Ranger from your home.
Ages 4-6: Complete two or more activities
Activity 1: Make Your Own Arrowhead
You may have noticed the arrowhead symbol on our website, or on a patch worn by park rangers. This is the emblem of the National Park Service. Let’s take a closer look at the meaning of this important symbol:
These are all things that are protected by the National Park Service! Print out this arrowhead outline, or draw the shape on your paper. Create your own symbols on the arrowhead with things that you think should be protected.
Activity 2: Website WanderingsThere is a lot of information that you can find on our website! Investigate the pages under the "Learn More About the Park" tab to discover more about the park, and answer the following questions on your piece of paper:
Activity 3: Write A Poem
The beauty of Zion National park has inspired many poets and artists. Follow the steps below to write your own poetry about Zion.
I feel happy and relaxed when I watch you!
Activity 4: Leave No TraceIn Zion there are many ways that Junior Rangers and visitors can help protect the park. We call some of these Leave No Trace guidelines, or LNT. Below are a few LNT guidelines:
Brainstorm on your paper. Why do you think it’s important to follow these guidelines while visiting a park? Who might these guidelines help protect? Share your thoughts with a family member or friend!
You can learn more about LNT here.
Activity 5: Watch the Park Film!Follow this link to watch a film about Zion National Park. Draw a picture of something you liked in the movie, and write down something you learned about Zion that surprised you.
Activity 6: Rockin' Rocks
Visit our geology page to learn about the sediments and ancient landscapes that created Zion’s tall cliffs! Download and print this PDF, or draw a picture of the Zion cliffs. Fill in the names of the rock layers!
Pick a rock layer to learn more about, and follow the links on the geology page to investigate further! What did the landscape look like when this layer was formed? Did it look like a current-day landscape you can think of (think the dunes of the Sarah Desert, or a seashore)? Are there any animals or plants that may have lived here?
Junior Ranger Oath!
Recite the following oath, and then scroll down to get your badge and certificate!
I am proud to be a Junior Ranger
Badge and Certificate
Use the following links to download and print your Junior Ranger badge and certificate:
You can print and cut out your badge, use it as a template to cut a piece of cardboard matching the shape, and then glue the paper and a pin onto the cardboard! Other ideas include using tape to secure it into your passport or scrapbook, or setting it as your background on a phone or tablet! Congratulations on becoming a Virtual Junior Ranger at Zion National Park!
Last updated: August 29, 2021