Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up (More Great Depression Activities)

Outings during Sabbath Week History Center
Outings during Sabbath Week
It's been a busy couple of weeks for The Circus.

After kicking off Sabbath week with a fun stroll down memory lane at The History Museum during their Games People Play:  The Evolution of Video Games exhibit.








13th Birthday!
13th Birthday!
Followed by my oldest turning 13 and a party at a local laser tag place with his closest friends.
















And then, to some really fun activities centered around The Great Depression.

First, we played a very fun game that was created on the Year 4 of The Tapestry of Grace's eloop.
Great Depression Game
Great Depression Game

To play this game you need at least 4 players.  One player is a doctor (and has a set income and his/her spouse & children don't work).  One player is a teacher (and has a set income and his/her spouse & children don't work).  The rest of the players are either a farmer or a factory worker.  While they get paid less (and have to pay out less), their spouses and children can work.  So, it's more to their advantage to have more children --- but, unfortunately the children do get injured or maimed and then are not able to work.    This game really gave my kids a good taste of the actual economic impact and realities of life during this time period.

Then we moved on to the Kit Kittredge movie and worked on some of the activities that we didn't do the first time around from the Zeezok Publishing's  movie/study guide.

We did watch the Kit movie before reading the books.  In all honesty, we enjoyed the books much more than the movie.  We all agreed that the movie would have been much more interesting showing some of the thrifty ideas used in the book instead of the 'robbery mystery'.

From Kit's Friendship Fun:

Ambrosia
Ambrosia




Oatmeal with peaches
Oatmeal with peaches




mashing strawberries for jam!
My daughter enthusiastically mashing strawberries for jam!


Finished product!  Jam anyone?
Finished product!  Jam anyone?



Bread Pudding
Bread Pudding




Felt clutch purse
Felt clutch purse

Felt clutch purse made without much help from Mom!

Handmade Scottie
Handmade Scottie

Scotties were all the rage due to FDR's dog Edna....here's our felt version sewn with little help from Mom!


We also worked on the rest of the Kit parts for my daughter's American Girl lapbook.

Elements for Kit's lapbook
Elements for Kit's lapbook

Elements for Kit's lapbook
More Kit


And, in the meantime, my 10 year old made him self 'boots' and a 'hat' out of puzzle pieces....

Puzzle man!
Puzzle man!

And, the Nip Napper got into the craft cart to do some crafting of his own!

Nip Napper's mess!
Nip Napper's mess!

1 comment:

  1. Wow some really amazing things your kids have made and they look so sweet. Well done Lisa for all your hard work and dedication to your children!

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