Saturday, June 5, 2010

Homestead Pioneer Fair

Today we got a preview of next year's topic of study- I took Tovah to a Homestead Pioneer Fair up in Tumwater. We're going to do Prairie Primer which is a unit study based on the Little House on the Prairie books. She and her best friend, Jillian got to pretend they were doing the same type of chores as Laura and her sisters.

Hoops is one of the games played in the schoolyard and with friends

They got to wash clothes, make candles, spin wool, split firewood, and make biscuits. They also got to make rope, punch tin, and use woodworking tools.

The weather was beautiful and the girls had a great time. Tovah did tell me that she needs a dress for next time...


  1. That looks like so much fun! I hope that they have things like that around here for this year. I am stopping by from Monday Mingle and now I am following you. You have a beautiful family. I hope that you have a wonderful week!!

  2. Cherees,

    Welcome :)

    This fair was put on by one of the middle school gifted programs in conjunction with the city historical society. We have a couple of forts that are Nat'l Historical sites that have living history events, also war reenactments have living history demonstrations too.