My happy kid.
They discussed geography and life on the prairie.
Each of the kids received a folder and a new prairie name. Tae was named Daniel and Morgan can't remember her name.The kids got some really awesome handouts and talked about how folks on the Prairie would live. There was discussion about the Oregon Trail and the
These aren't brownies, they are salt dough bricks.
Paying close attention to figure out the pattern.
Sod Brick house construction.
How many bricks do I need?
The roof goes on.
The kids also learned what chores were like for Prairie kids. Kids were responsible for twisting the grass into tight ropes. These would have been used to burn in the fireplace since no wood was available and winters were very cold. The kids took home patterns to make bonnets, church dolls, and tin can musical instruments.
Then came the butter making. Each child had heavy cream and shook and shook the container until the butter formed.
Delicious butter. We'll take this home and add a little salt.