Sunday, April 3, 2011

American Girl Club - Molly Week 1

For week 1 of Molly we started out with reading about Pearl Harbor and WWII in the book Welcome to Molly's World, 1944: Growing Up in World War Two America. We also talked about the transition between Kit's time period (The Great Depression) and how WWII really brought an end to the depression.  I also downloaded a radio news report about the attacks on Pearl Harbor and had the girls listen to it.  To keep them quiet and focused I gave them Toostie Pops to eat while they listened.  (This is one of the candies Molly gets trick-or-treating in the story.)

For our craft we made crepe paper hula skirts just like Molly did in the book. 

For the waistband I gave each girl a long piece of white muslin they can tie around their waist.  Then they stapled strips of crepe paper to make the skirts.

Cute, huh?

Of course our cat had to have a skirt too!  LOL

And our youngest American Girl got a skirt too!

For snack we had popcorn balls and apples.  Just like Molly got in the book for Halloween.

Another great night! :^)

Happy Homeschooling,