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Laura Ingalls Wilder Program

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Libraries are more than books. Some kids need a little direction to get the creative juices flowing. I gleaned the following from PUBYAC contributors. If you're a member, check out the archives for 8-26-2009; 8-4-2009; and  2-14-2007. Please add YOUR comments. Your colleagues would appreciate hearing what works, and what didn't!

see also: http://www.laurasprairiehouse.com/; 





The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from  Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories, by Barbara M. Walker


Laura Ingalls Wilder

b. February 7, 1867

d. February 10, 1957



  • Pioneer attire--long skirts, sun-bonnets, aprons





  • Sachets--Quilting square, potpourri, rubber bands and ribbons
  • Carrie's Button String
  • Make Butter
  • 9-Patch Quilting Square--either fabric, or cardstock
  • Paper dolls
  • Pioneer Bonnet
  • Prairie Journals
  • Any farm animal craft
  • Log Cabin
  • Thaumatrope




MUSIC: Songs from the Little House books

  • Billy Boy

  • Buffalo Gals

  • Camptown Races

  • Green Grows the Laurel

  • Oh, Susanna

  • Old Dan Tucker

  • Polly Wolly Doodle

  • Pop! Goes the Weasel

  • Wait for the Wagon

  • There is a Happy Land



  • Read a picture book or part of a biography
  • Talk about the times--What was expected of the children? What were some chores on the farm?
  • Have the children go to two to five stations, depending on time.
  • Have plenty of word searches or coloring sheets while children finish up at the various stations.
  • Play games once everyone is reassembled.
  • Refreshments
  • End with a square dance or reel, if you have the room



  • Usually, one-and-a-half to two hours is sufficient.



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