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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Living History

We've had a wonderful and educational weekend!  Our history loving girl (O) had a great time at a Living History festival (Revolutionary War) held near our house.  I read about the festival in the newspaper on Wednesday, and luckily, we had the American Revolution: A Nonfiction Companion to Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House Research Guide #11) from the library.  We read the research guide on Wednesday night before bed, and I checked out a couple of Felicity books Meet Felicity: An American Girl : 1774 (The American Girls Collection, Book 1) from the library on Thursday (which we read on Thursday night and Friday night). (can you tell that we love to read?)  O loves listening to the American Girl books on the ipad, so she listened to the Felicity books during her quiet time on Friday.  That seemed like enough background knowledge, so off we went on Friday night for a lantern walk through the woods during the American Revolution.

On Saturday morning we went back to learn even more about the Revolutionary War.  O had a great time learning to wet felt wool roving. 






She also loved learning to sew a yo-yo.  She's been wanting to sew a quilt for a while, and I think a yo-yo quilt may be in our future :)









 
 We had fun walking on stilts, playing games from the 1700s, watching a blacksmith make a meat hook, and many other things.  The only thing the girls didn't like was the cannon fire.  E is still talking about the "boom, boom, oud" (loud). 

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