So here it goes...
KIT WEEK 1
The Depression hits Kit's house. Kit's dad loses his job. Mom starts a boarding house
Felt Sport Banner - I pre-cut white felt into the shape of a sports banner. (About 8"X20") Then I had a tons of felt and felt stickers for the girls to decorate them with. They could make them for a sport team or just to decorate their rooms. (Most ended up being very pink and girlie! LOL)
Paper Suitcase - In week 1 of Kit we talked about what it would be like to live during the depression and lose your home. We talked about how many people would run into a boarding home and the whole families would move into one room. So I made up a little template for the girls to make a little suitcase. Then I had pages inside for them to fill in what they would have taken with them. There are 2 printables. You will find them HERE and HERE.
Sponge Cake and Iced Tea
During Book Discussion Time:
Have chunks of ice for the girls to lick. Talk about what an icebox is as opposed to a refrigerator.
- Borrow an old typewriter if you can and let the girls experience typing on it. (To see old typewriter we borrowed CLICK HERE.
- Split the girls up into groups and have them work on publishing their own newspaper about the depression and the 1920's.
- Talk about the song "Pack up your trouble in an Old Kit Bag." talk ab out how the meaning of words change over time.
- Read excerpt from Robin Hood and His Adventures.
KIT WEEK 2
Thanksgiving during the Depression.
Make a cornucopia using torn magazine pages to make a mosaic.
Do geography sheets on Ohio. CLICK HERE.
Oatmeal with a sliced of canned peach on top.
Book discussion and read from In Kit's World book.
KIT WEEK 3
Christmas during the Depression
Scottie Dog Hair Clips
Learned how to finger knit
Popcorn and Oranges in a Christmas stocking. (With a pencil too. I read this was typical of what a lucky child would have gotten on Christmas morning.)
Have girls sing Christmas Carols
Read about Amelia Earhart
KIT WEEK 4
Penny Pincher Birthday Party!
Paper Lanterns, newspaper hats and flower necklaces
For the necklaces the girl took a little stack of 3 pieces of tissue paper and pinched it up into a flower. Then they tied them on their piece of yarn to make a necklace. For the paper hats they folded them with these instructions. CLICK HERE. HERE is how we made our paper lanterns.
Mock Apple Pie, tea sandwiches, Depression Cake
Read about William Shakespeare
Kit Week 5
Kit learns about the Hobo lifestyle.
SOCK MONKEYS! - I will do a separate post just on making these! FUN, FUN, FUN!
Hobo meal...boiled potatoes, beans, slice of bread
Learn the Texas Two Step
Decode a Hobo Code
Kit Week 6
Kit learns to have hope even during hard times.
Soup Kitchen (Vegetable) Soup and a slice homemade bread
Read about the start of WWII
Read about News Correspondent
Play checkers and dominos
So there you have Kit!