|Outings during Sabbath Week|
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.
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|
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:
|Oatmeal with peaches|
|My daughter enthusiastically mashing strawberries for jam!|
|Finished product! Jam anyone?|
|Felt clutch purse|
Felt clutch purse made without much help from Mom!
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|
And, in the meantime, my 10 year old made him self 'boots' and a 'hat' out of puzzle pieces....
And, the Nip Napper got into the craft cart to do some crafting of his own!
|Nip Napper's mess!|