Friday, November 18, 2011

History Stop: Mayflower and Pilgrims

We did a couple of things for this time period. Not much because we have done a lot with Pilgrims in past years. I wanted to do a little so we could work it into the timeline. We read some books and did some crafts.

We learned about the Mayflower and how the trip was not fun.  It was actually pretty gross. (Sorry, but I am a girl and I can not imagine being stuck in the bottom of a boat that long without a shower or a bathroom!)  We learned why they came to America and what they took with them.

Pie Pie decided she would bring her Webkinz, clothes, blanket, pillow, notebook and colored pencils. Pretty good choices!

Some of the books we read were:
Food and Recipes of the Pilgrims by George Erdosh
This is the Feast by Diane Z. Shore
The New American Colonial Times 1620-1689 by Betsy Maestro.
We used History Pockets.
We also watched a video called Dear America: A Journey to the New World. The Story of Remember Patience Whipple.

Here's another craft we did that showed the girls how the Pilgrims dressed.

We are slowly making our way into the Colonial Time Stop. I'm trying to figure out how to transition into that time period. There will be a lot more fun when we get there! We're gonna make a quilt. A little one, but it's still a quilt!  See you at the next stop!

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