1-2-3 Come Learn About Pilgrim Children With Me
If you want your students to get excited and interested in learning about Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, do it from a child’s perspective... today’s kiddos studying about children in the 17th century.
Believe me, you’ll certainly grab their attention. Shocker; no electricity and lots of work to do!
Thirty-one children actually sailed on the Mayflower, with two born along the way!
I spent a great deal of time researching children during this time period, to create this packet, which can be simplified for PK kiddos, and ramped up for older elementary students, who will really enjoy the writing prompts.
The packet includes:
* A dozen Venn diagrams, which are an excellent way to present a great deal of interesting background information, while children practice comparing and contrasting.
* Several graphic organizers, KWLs, graphing extensions and worksheets.
* A variety of writing prompts, including an assortment of letter writing craftivities.
* A dozen games that were played during that time period, so it can be supposed that Pilgrim children might also have played them. Surprisingly, a few your students may still play today!
* 2 super-fun measurement activities that will make sailing on the Mayflower and living in a tiny Pilgrim house more real to your students.
* A Pilgrim TP tube craftivity.
Older students can staple it to the side of one of the writing prompts, to add a bit of 3D pizzazz to your bulletin board display.
and as always . .
* Photographs & completed samples so that you can quickly & easily make examples to share.
Click on the link to zip on over to have a look see at this 86-page packet chock full of interesting activities: Pilgrim Children.
Here's hoping that your students enjoy learning about Pilgrim children, as they practice a variety of standards.
Today's featured FREEBIE goes right along with this Thanksgiving packet.
Click on the various links for my photographs of the Mayflower II, Plimoth Plantation, Wampanoag Village, and Plymouth Rock that I took, on a recent vacation in Massachusetts.
Sharing these with your kiddos also brings the 17th century to life, helping make things more real, the activities more meaningful and the writing prompts more vivid and authentic.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. Time to get ready to go celebrate our oldest son's birthday.
Where have 35 years flown off to? One seems to go from potty training to driver's training in a heartbeat, then the rest even faster. Wishing you a love-filled day.
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." - Oprah Winfrey