The children were each given a cup of seeds to plant at home.
They learned how it was to write with ink & a quill pen.
Weaving was a favorite activity
They made potpourri sachets.
They learned about quilting & other needlework.
I thought it was very clever how this quilting frame was suspended from the ceiling. If they needed the room for a dance or such it was simply raised to the ceiling & out of the way.
Ever wonder where the song "Pop, Goes the Weasel" came from? Well, this is it!
Doing laundry in the washtub.
Almost all the guides & helpers were in period costumes.
The laundry must be hung up to dry.
This was a favorite of Elvis'. He enjoyed beating the rug!
Mrs. Jen entertains Princess.
Sawing wood with a partner.
It is not as easy as it looks!
Beans cooking over the fire.
A peek in the soldier's tent.
He showed it to the kids & they were allowed to touch it to see how tough it really is.
Boo gets a turn with her best friend.
There were clothes to dress up in. Fun!
The kids were able to play games of the 18oo's.
Other toys ~ LOVE the hands on opportunities!
This was the boys' absolute favorite. They were able to be soldiers. The commander explained to them their training & responsibilities. He told them waht their daily lives would be like.
They were allowed to hold these guns & taught how to march with them.
The commander was a perfect blend of acting his part (gruff & rough) and being kind to the children.
See what I mean? Here he is helping Bugs hold his gun correctly.