Welcome to Parent Child Education

Come join our community to access the best resources for educating the children in your life.

Member Login

Lost your password?

Archive for August, 2011

Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

August 31, 2011
Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

Hasty Pudding Cooking is always fun for children and there is so much to be learned while cooking. There are a few things to keep in mind: It is assumed that with any recipes that require the use of a heat source (stove, hot plate, oven) there will be adult supervision. Make sure your...
Read More »

Colonial America – Root Beer

August 30, 2011
Colonial America – Root Beer

Recipe for Root Beer Ingredients: 1 t. dry yeast 1/2 c. warm water 2 c. sugar 5 t. root beer extract (located in the spice aisle) 8 c. hot water gallon jug with a lid Steps: Let your child stir the yeast and the warm water in a small bowl until it dissolves. Have...
Read More »

Colonial America – Mulled Cider

August 29, 2011
Colonial America – Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider Mulled Cider is great especially on a cold fall day. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon of apple cider cloves a cinnamon stick a few allspice berries Steps: Pour the cider into a sauce pan. Add all of the other ingredients into pan. Heat until hot, but not boiling. Pour into mugs and serve. Tweet
Read More »

Colonial America – Daily Life

August 28, 2011
Colonial America – Daily Life

Daily Life in Colonial America – Life at home long ago was very different then today.  Children had responsibilities that helped the family survive.  The chores were divided between the men and women inside and outside. The men and boys had chores like:  plowing the land  planted the crops  tended to the crops  harvested...
Read More »

Colonial America – Triangle Trade Route

August 26, 2011
Colonial America – Triangle Trade Route

  Thank you for letting me use this map from American’s History by James Henretta. It’s hard to imagine not being able to purchase items you need at the local Kmarts, but the colonist didn’t have that option.  Completing the map with the trade route helps children visualize and comprehend what and why things...
Read More »

Colonial America Vocabulary – Word Search

August 25, 2011
Colonial America Vocabulary – Word Search

Increasing a Child’s Colonial America Vocabulary Who doesn’t like word searches?  If the children you work with do, here’s one that uses words and terms from the colonial period that also increases their vocabulary. Save Tweet
Read More »

Colonial America – Great Web Sites to Check Out!

August 24, 2011

Colonial American Web Sites Here are links to websites with resources and games that I found helpful regarding Colonial America. Colonial Williamsburg – great place to visit and experience life from then. Claude Moore Colonial Farm – another great location for information and seeing life from colonial times reenacted. Liberty! Road to Revolution –...
Read More »

Colonial America – Post Office Jobs

August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Post Office Jobs

Post Office My students always enjoyed learning about the post office and how to write letter as they perform jobs for our classroom post office.  The only difference for the colonial post office is I was able to incorporate a little history too! Ben Franklin is credited with starting the first post office in...
Read More »

Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

Colonial America -Measuring Lifestock Rita researched the animals the colonist would have on their farms and painted them for our students to measure.  When she brought them in she would very dramatically shake a bag that she had carried them in, as if they were alive inside.  The kids loved it. She also gave...
Read More »

Colonial America – Exports from the Colonies

August 22, 2011
Colonial America – Exports from the Colonies

  Exports in Colonial America The colonist became very good at making products to trade and sell and people were able to have more consumer products.  This was the beginning of the customer age. You might what your students to include some of the products or natural resources on their maps. New England Colonies:...
Read More »



Summer Activities

Archives