I’ve been living in the desert

For so many days.

I’ve been living in the desert

Just the see animals play.


Don’t you feel the wind blowing

across your face and arms


Don’t you feel the sun shining

It’s just too hot.


Don’t you want to come...

Don’t you want to come..

Don’t you want to come to the desert?


“Welcome to the Desert”

(Sing to the tune of “Oh! Susanna”)


Oh, the days are hot; the nights are cold;

The weather it is dry.

With rocks and sand and lots of space.

Sometimes the wind blows by.



Come see the desert---it’s a pretty place to be!

Just keep your cool and watch your step,

For you may have company!


Look, there’s a giant cactus tree.

Saguaro is its name.

It stores water for dry times,

And you should do to the same.




When the sun goes down, the air turns cool.

More critters start to roam.

They’re hungry and they search for food.

The desert is their home.




The centipedes and scorpions

Are poisonous as can be.

So keep your distance---don’t you touch!

There’s plenty more to see!





(to the tune of “Old Smoky”)


See the saguaro

Standing so high

Grows very slowly

Reaching the sky.


Provides food and shelter

For creatures who know

To nest in the branches

And burrow below.