Little House: Winter Days in the Big Woods.

I have the pleasure of teaching the 4 and 5 year olds in our homeschool co-op for this semester. Once a week, I'm teaching them history in a fun way. We're going back in time and doing things they way they used to do them.  I'm using the "My First Little House" book series, which takes stories out of the chapter books and makes it into picture books. I'm working so hard getting fun things planned for the kids, so I decided I ought to document what we're doing. 

The first week I didn't take pics of the set up.  We did "Christmas in the Big Woods" and we decorated a Christmas tree with things we made from paper, colors and string. It was a lot of fun!

Last week we did "Winter Days in the Big Woods". 
We talked about the chores of the day. One of the days of the week was dedicated to 'mending'.  The activities were all based on sewing and manipulating/exploring sewing related items.
Here's what we did:

I have awesome pics of the 13 kids participating in this, but I don't post pictures of other people's kids in this space. I will try to snap some pics of this week's fun. THe book of the week is "Farmer Boy's Birthday".  Stay tuned.


  1. How much fun is that?! I'm rereading all of the Little House books now and loving every bit of it.
    I'll bet the kids are enjoying their classes with you. Learning is so much fun.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. This is awesome! I love the crayon rocks :) And all of the fine motor activities! What a great idea, Jackie!

  3. That reminds me of the items we used in a montessori school I worked at years ago, awesome!



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