Thursday, December 15, 2011

Activity Day–Laura Ingalls Wilder

This month in Activity Day, we focused on Laura Ingalls Wilder.   Being December, I wanted to go with something Christmas like, so we focused mainly on the stories of the Ingalls’ Christmases.  I did however use the Laura Ingalls Wilder Card Set from Currclick to show the girls what the real Ingalls and Wilders looked like.

Books we used:

Santa Comes to Little House; by Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Little House Christmas; by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Since gifts weren’t store bought back then, I decided to do some crafting.  We used knitted scarves ($1 at the Dollar Tree), tied the ends of the fringes together, then sewed on some buttons and looped the fringe loops over the buttons to make a nice secure muffler.   Here are the directions if you’d like to make one yourself.

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The girls came up with interesting variations on how to wear their scarves.

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We also made foam Christmas trees for the girls to take home.

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To wrap things up, I gave each girl a gift bag with a cup, a peppermint stick, a gold coin (chocolate) and a little ring.  Similar to Laura’s Christmas when Mr. Edwards crossed the river to bring them a tin cup, peppermint stick and a heart shaped cake.

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