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How to Use Dolls to Teach History

Last week, the girls and I did some work learning about Biblical Abraham. Back in the day, when I was learning about this with the older children, I had made dress up clothes, and full size accessories such as a travel roll up bed. My older three loved dress up and pretend play right up…

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Native American Dress Up: ‘Beaded’ Bracelets

This was a simple craft to do and is perfect for all ages, although a three year old may need to be watched closely to make sure she is not squeezing all of the paint out onto her leather strip and accompanying bracelet (Ahem, ask me how I know). In order to make these all…

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How to Make Native American Ojibwe Dolls Clothes

The premise of this study is to create a Ojibwe family, a birch bark house for them to live in and all the Ojibwe bits and bobs to go with a lifestyle congruent with the Ojibwe tribe.  The first thing we did was attempt to make a wigwam from twigs and fake Birchbark.  I'll reveal…

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How to Make Native American Dress Up

We are incapable of doing any kind of study without at least attempting to create some dress up.  I did keep it simple though and ordered five cheap t-shirts for just over £1 each.  I chose brown and a large size for all.  The older children could wear them as tops whilst the younger girls…

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Viking Presentation

Half the fun of putting on a presentation is the preparation, in particular the last couple of hours before guests arrive.  It is at this time all the ideas and hard work of the past few weeks come together and create our dream.  There is a buzz.  It is when everyone in our family, including…

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How to make a Viking Brooch

In this post I will show you how we made a Viking Brooch for next to nothing 🙂

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Putting Together Viking Dress Up

Dressing up is definitely the children's area of expertise not mine.  Whilst I may give pointers if I think something is inaccurate historically, mostly I just sit back and watch the process.  Dressing up is a huge part of our presentation and I dread the day when one or more children come and say they…

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