Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Little House Literature Activities

At Homeschool Share I found a great resource for Miss Abbie.  They have a free printable lapbook activity for the "Little House on the Prairie" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.   I started using the "Little House in the Big Woods" book last autumn and she loved it so much she wants to repeat it this year.  Being it is our first actual year of homeschooling, I am more than willing to do that.  Once done, we will go on and do the other books in the series.  One difference to how I am doing it though is that I am binding all the activity pages into a comb binding.  I am including extra pages for scrapbooking things like Abbie making butter or other activities.  One activity that we didn't get to do last autumn, but has her excited, is making homemade cheese.  Who would have thought that a 5 yr old would be making cheese as a part of her schooling?  This little girl is very excited about it though.  Luckily, I know right where to go to get the supplies and they are easily within our budget.  If interested, Lehman's  has the cheese making starting kit which includes the rennet (not the kind for puddings), a cheese mold, cheese cloth, and full instructions.  Likely, we will make cheddar cheese since that is the only kind Micah can eat also.

It is so fun to plan out the homeschooling for Abbie.  She is so excited about it all.  She is talking about wanting to learn to do a little sewing.  Her enthusiasm for learning new things is what makes this such a joy.  I feel so blessed to have a little girl who is so interested in learning these things.