Friday, March 28, 2014

Prairie Primer: Little Town Literary Party

Yesterday, we hosted a Little Town Literary Party, modeled after the literary meetings held in DeSmet from Little Town on the Prairie


It all began with a Little Town breakfast party: (scrambled) eggs, hash browns, salt pork (bacon), homemade biscuits, and orange juice.  

 


Then it was time for the spell-off.  The kids broke up into two teams and spelled off words until there was one person left standing.



After that, we had a game of charades, and the kids acted out things common to the prairie.

SEWING

FIDDLE

SNOW (my son is attempting a snow angel)

MORE SNOW (snowball fight)

BUFFALO

INDIANS

HORSES PULLING A WAGON

We also played games from Little Town, such as Drop the Handkerchief, which is a lot like Duck, Duck, Goose, and Blind Man's Bluff, which is like Marco Polo.





After games, we had stove-popped popcorn.  

Side bar: When I first did this with my kids, I told them that this was how I used to have popcorn because we did not have microwave popcorn; in fact, we never even had a microwave.  Concerned, my six-year old asked, "Did you not have have electricity?"


Back to the party: we also had white cake with white (cool whip) frosting, just like Laura did when she attended her first birthday party in DeSmet.  Oh, and we had oranges (cuties), too.  





It was just another fun day at school!

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