This year has been wild. Between living through a pandemic, political tension, and schooling at home, it’s safe to say everyone could use a break! Throwing in some fun activities into your day could be just the reset your family needs! Here at Home School in the Woods, we’re all about keeping learning hands-on!
As homeschoolers, we can start to feel a little cooped up from time to time. During moments like these, we need to find things to do that ease our boredom and help us grow as a family! Today we want to share with you seven fun family activities to help everyone in the house reset and refocus on what matters most.
Throughout history, people have been captivated by gold and would do nearly anything to obtain it. On January 24, 1848, gold was discovered by James Wilson Marshall at Sutter's Mill, California. Although he would try to keep it secret, it would soon be found and spark the California Gold Rush and others to follow.
Today, we want to talk about a unique Colonial craft you can do with your kids called “punch tin” or “punched tin.” Mostly seen in the form of rustic lanterns, punch tin involves taking a tin container (a popular material used during that time) and punching holes into it so light can shine through.
Early American history is an exciting period for kids to learn about. During the 18th and 19th centuries, one popular craft was floor cloths, which were painted canvas rugs that were colored with designs. This unique flooring would later give birth to the decorative flooring found in modern American homes today.