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Colonial Life

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Savor The Days: Colonial Activities for Kids: Silversmithing

We have been studying life in Colonial Times. There are so many wonderful hands-on activities for kids to participate in for this time period. We just finished learning about Colonial Silversmiths. We read The Silversmiths (Colonial Craftsmen) by Leonard Fisher from a great series of books from the library about Colonial Craftsmen. We learned that there weren't banks in colonial times but that the local silversmith acted like a bank. People realized that their silver coins were hard to…

LIVIN' IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER: Colonial Trades - Anchor Chart

We're studying Colonial America in kindergarten and I think the most interesting part of what we've learned so far has been the various trades of the day (well....bartering was pretty cool...see my previous post!). We've read some text, watched some YouTube videos, and then the kids helped me come up with ideas for an anchor chart. The video we watched also included candle makers and printers, but of course, we forgot to include these! We discussed our favorite trade, acted these out, and of…

Cindy deRosier: My Creative Life: Colonial Toys and Games: Button-and-Cup and Cat's Cradle

The fifth graders loved Buzz Saw and Ten-and-Four, but they liked the other toys and games from Colonial America even more. They recognized Button-and-Cup right away, as it is very similar to the kendama toys that are so popular now. --------- Button-and-Cup Toy Materials: egg carton scissors craft stick yarn (approx. 2 ft) button Steps: 1. Cut a single cup from the egg carton. Carefully poke the scissors through each side of the cup to make a slot for the craft stick. 2. Gently slide the…

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Kid Activities | Theme: Colonial  Great ideas to add to a President's Day theme! (Facts, art, crafts, snacks, games, and more!)

This guide shares 33 fun colonial kids activities (Colonial themed activities) including colonial games, colonial costumes, colonial food and colonial crafts.