For our 3rd and 4th American Girl Club meetings (opps, got a little behind in the blog!) We covered Indian Games & Pastimes, and Indian Dress.
Week 3 - We made Cornhusk Dolls and learned String games. The girls voted this their favorite club! (bummer, I didn't even teach this one... I wanted to be the "favorite"!)
The corn husk dolls were such a hit, that my kiddos proceded to make an entire "tribe" of corn husk indians with the leftovers. But, one warning - our dog thought this was her "favorite" activity as well, and has been happily "scalping" all the corn husk dolls she can get her paws on!
We also learned String games. Cat's cradle, the teacup, all those oldie-but-goodies. I think that the Moms may have had just as much fun as our girls.
The MCA (masculine club of awesomeness) continued their book discussions and are being challenged to "Do Hard Things". Plus - the weather was beautiful, so there was a bunch of football going on.
Week 4 - Indian Dress
So, this week we talked about Indian clothing (elk teeth and porcupine quill decorations = indian "bling").
We also, made Indian Headbands with our own personal touches.
And, we taught the girls how to braid hair. Everyone left looking very "authentic". I was a little self-conscious to have to stop for gas with indian braids in my red hair - and an indian headband on... but, I love pay-at-the-pump, don't you?!
The MCA got lost in the woods, but we managed to round up most of them. The boys are finding this adventure as much (maybe even more) fun than our girls! Now, I'm looking for more ideas for them to pursue. What an amazing group of families!!
This is my little "bluebird" showing us some Indian sign language (just in case you were wondering -what are they doing there?!)