I’m so grateful for the many brave pioneer, both ancient and recent, in my life. To those who left their homes and countries to seek out a better life for their family and future posterity. And to those, like my father with my mother, who courageously blazed new trails in my life time. I am indebted to them and give them my respect and love.
So, how are you celebrating Pioneer day?
To honor those of the past, there are many fun activities! Here are a few ideas:
Make butter! Have the kids shake a pint of whipping cream until it sounds like there is something solid in there–it will be butter! Spread it on warm homemade bread.
Make stick horses! Using a dowel, a tube sock filled with batting, either large googley eyes or marker drawn eyes, and some yarn for the mane, put it all together and add a ribbon/bridle/reins. Glue the sock onto the stick for added stability.
Play some pioneer games–stick pulling, blindmans bluff, hopscotch, leapfrog, drop the handkerchief (like duck duck goose), three-legged race, gunnysack hopping race, jump rope, or tag. (Here are some more ideas)
Make a cornhusk doll.
Sing songs together.
Make a fun summer meal including corn-on-the-cob (let the kids husk the corn) and shelled peas.
Learn some survival techniques or camping skills. Better yet, go camping!
Have a campfire and tell stories!
(Here are some more ideas)
What are your ideas?