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Play a Colonial American Game – “I Sent a Letter to My Love!

February 19, 2017
Play a Colonial American Game – “I Sent a Letter to My Love!

Colonial American Game – “I sent a letter to my love!” Colonial American children made games with what they had. They played tag, jumped rope, rolled hoops and shot marbles. Checkers, Marbles, King Am I, and Fox and Geese were popular then and are still played today. This one is called, “I Sent a...
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Creating Like Rube Goldberg

January 26, 2017
Creating Like Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist that received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning.  He was also known for making simple activities complex and convoluted.  They are fun to watch unfold.  Anyone who has played “Mousetrap” will agree that have the fun is putting the game together to catch the mouse.  Wallace and Gromit...
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Ivory Soap Snowmen

December 30, 2016
Ivory Soap Snowmen

Ivory Soap Snowmen Materials: Ivory soap flakes water yarn or ribbon cloves licorice sprinkles Your child can make snow man, animals or whatever strikes their fancy using this simple ingredient – soap flakes. Mix Ivory soap flakes with a little water, you want to make it thick like a paste. It will stick to...
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Snowmen Made With Paper Bags

December 30, 2016
Snowmen Made With Paper Bags

Never-melting Snowmen Materials: 2 small white shopping bags tissue paper or cotton batting white string 2 small sticks construction paper fabric assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) Using 2 small white shopping bags to make their own snowman. Insert some tissue paper or cotton batting in the bottom of one bag for the...
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Snowflakes

August 14, 2016
Snowflakes

Making Snowflakes Cut snowflakes out of paper! It’s always amazing the designs that can be made with a few snips. Materials: white paper scissors Use a piece of square white paper. Fold a square piece of paper into a triangle. Fold it over into another smaller triangle. Fold it once more. Now have your...
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Baby Snowman

August 14, 2016
Baby Snowman

Baby Snowman Materials: white sock beans or rice white string pipe cleaners yarn or ribbon assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) fabric Using a white sock (baby socks work well) to make a charming little snowman that won’t melt on the table. Fill the toe with a handful of beans or rice (or...
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Soapy Snowmen

August 14, 2016
Soapy Snowmen

Your child can make snow man, animals or whatever strikes their fancy using this simple ingredient – soap flakes. Materials: Ivory soap flakes water yarn or ribbon cloves licorice sprinkles Mix Ivory soap flakes with a little water, you want to make it thick like a paste. It will stick to their fingers but...
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Never-melting Snowman

August 14, 2016
Never-melting Snowman

Snowman in From the Cold Materials: 2 small white shopping bags tissue paper or cotton batting white string 2 small sticks construction paper fabric assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) Using 2 small white shopping bags your child can make their own snowman. Insert some tissue paper or cotton batting in the bottom...
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Famous People from the 1800s!

February 15, 2016
Famous People from the 1800s!

  These are short biographical summaries of people that made a difference in the events in the United States during the 1800s.   Since we watched a DVD on Lewis and Clark from National Geographic, that my students enjoyed, I wanted them to focus on other famous people from that time period.  Granted, I...
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Mapping Skills Used for the Oregon Trail Simulation

January 19, 2016
Mapping Skills Used for the Oregon Trail Simulation

This is the map I drew up for the Oregon Trail Simulation that I took my students on.  It lead them through the trails of a state park that I adapted to fit our needs and added the appropriate land marks along the way. It was a great adventure. Tweet
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