Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Homespun Homeschool: Petroglyph Field Trip

We took a little field trip to visit the Parowan Gap, a nature-made passageway between two large mountains.  The Parowan Gap is known for its petroglyphs or ancient Native American carvings into the rock mountainside.

After exploring this awesome location where both nature and humans have made their mark, we decided to create our own rock art.

We carved using the tip of long screws.  It was hard and helped us better understand the work that must have gone into the actual petroglyphs.

Here is Micah's rock art.  You can barely see the little guy he carved.  One of the carvings we saw at the Parowan Gap was a little man that looked like he had mouse ears.  Micah decided to do his own interpretation of that carving.  

And Ev decided to use a piece of rock art that we have at home as her inspiration for her own rock art.  


  1. I LOVE petroglyphs. And yours are awesome. Great art project.

  2. What a great idea! Evelyn and Micah are so blessed to have you as their mom. You are always so creative. That was a very fun activity for them, I am sure! :-)

    1. Thank you! We do have a lot of fun in homeschool.