Today we learned about the Natives of the North Pacific Coast, and for our craft we made Paper Towel Roll Totem Poles. each child was so proud of his or her totem pole, and that it represented them! They all needed help at various times, but we just quietly worked away, and it made for a lovely morning.
In this lesson we learned about the Natives of the Subarctic, and how they used a tumpline to transport their belongings over distances. While this craft is supposed to be a tumpline, it really turned out to be a headband for some of the children, and a belt for others.
The next stop on our exploration of Canada's Natives Long Ago is the Natives of the Plateau. Today we're going to do some mini basket weaving! This is a hugely accessible craft. Great for all ages!
Week Four of our study on Canada's Natives Long Ago. We made a fabric parfleche. This little purse-like bag was used by men and women. This is a craft that can be completed by all ages!
Every Thursday morning my children and I meet my friend Janet (the artist behind our DIY Valentines and Easter Colouring Pages) and her homeschooled children for combined studies. Janet teaches The Human Body, and I teach about Native Canadians using this curriculum, "Canada's Natives Long Ago" by Donna Ward. Each week we end with a … Continue reading DIY Wigwam Craft
This summer we traveled to the East Coast of Canada. While on one of many gorgeous beaches my son found a stone in the shape of an arrowhead. "Mum! Can we make a spear!?!?" Yes, son. Yes we can. We kept the stones in the van, and there they stayed for over a month. Then … Continue reading Stick and Stone Spear (2 Methods)