We've been reading about countries on the Arabian peninsula in history this past week. We've read about Muhammad and the beginning of the Muslim religion. We also tied this in with some reading about desert life.
One of the fun activities suggested in our Story of the World II book was this desert oasis diorama using only food items. The palm trees are made out of tootsie rolls and lettuce (held on with a toothpick). The sand is brown sugar. The "water" is just blue M&Ms, and of course the animals are animal crackers. It looked really neat when it was done. It would have been edible, too, except that Bunny spilled her water cup all over it. At least I took pictures of it before that happened.