Colonizers Activities and Fireworks
1. Craft – Santa Maria
2. Key Points – 13 Colonies Map Activity
3. Collaborative – Columbus’ Journeys Map Activity
4. Language Arts – Colonial School Writing Exercise
5. Math/Logic – Fox & Geese Game
6. Character Connection – New Opportunities
7. Big Activity – Sail the Ocean Blue – Reenact the Mayflower Crossing
8. Movement - Marbles
Christoper Columbus Map Activity
Search for Roanoke Colonists
Reenact the Mayflower Crossing
13 Colonies Map Game
Build Challenge: Colonial Village
Park Days at Santa Ana Zoo: https://www.facebook.com/events/479026312918466/
Disneyland meetup: February 11: Conquerors and Tyrants https://www.facebook.com/events/438347327015581/
2/19 Revolutionary Celebration
Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
Make your own hardtack using flour, water, and salt. Does it taste good? How long can the hard tack last in your cupboard?
Assume the character of a child who traveled to America aboard the Mayflower and send letters back to England describing Plymouth.
Experience Colonial House Interactive History: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/colonialhouse/history/
Watch videos about Colonial America: http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/HistorySubjects/colonialAmerica.html
Make some Colonial American food.
Track your family's history back to your ancestors who moved to this continent. Where did they come from? How long ago did they come? Why did they come?
Make your own Colonial “Game of the Goose” game, making it like a walk through a colonial village.
Make a charm bracelet with one charm for each of the 13 American colonies. Use these charms to help you memorize the names of the colonies.
Make a song, story, poem, rap, mnemonic or acronym that you can use to memorize the original 13 American colonies.
Make a video to show what it was like to be a child living during Colonial times.
Create your own colony on a Minecraft server.
Prepare a white board presentation that explains the technology that colonists had available to them. Present this to your class.
Create an advertisement to promote your favorite colony.
Prepare to share five games that Colonial children played.
Many colonists were lonely for home. Write an advice column to help those that are homesick.
Compare the colonies in the Americas to colonies in other parts of the world. What are the similarities and differences? Create a Venn diagram.
Create a chart that show the following information about the 13 colonies: size, population, year established, order they signed the Declaration of Independence, any other information you feel is relevant.
Prepare activity centers about the colonies. Share with your classmates.
Learn some music and dances from Colonial America.
Eat some food from Colonial America.
Read books about Colonial America.
Play some math games.
Field Trip Idea: Go on a trip on a boat.