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The object is to pull your opponent up onto their feet. You put your feet against theirs and pull.


Butter making and other pioneer day ideas... I remember doing this at vacation bible school before it was all big boxed theme curriculum purchased for complete lack of imagination and commitment of the congregation.


Have you ever wondered what games pioneer children played? Laura Ingalls Wilder describes many games and activities in her books, and research shows us a few other games that children played during this era.

from Adventure in a Box

Little House in the Pumpkin - Autumn Craft & Sensory Bin

Autumn Sensory Bin for Children: Building a Small World with Carved Pumpkins, Pine Cones, and Leaves

from Living Montessori Now

Free Pioneer Printables and Montessori-Inspired Pioneer Activities

Long list of free pioneer printables plus ideas for using printables to prepare Montessori-inspired pioneer activities for preschoolers through 1st graders. Perfect for a pioneer unit study or Little House on the Prairie unit study.

Calling all Pioneers! A Day of Play - Great ideas for pioneer activities.


Each child gets a 1/4 of a circle and decorates in a way that says something about themself. Nice integration with fractions also.


Pioneer Day crafts activities and other recipes


button whirligig! Kids love these, but beware....keep away from hair!

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Oregon Trail Simulation

This simulation helps students understand the obstacles faced by pioneers traveling along the Oregon Trail. It includes: -30 slide simulation game -supply price list -choice chart -simulation directions -budgets and family profile -extension activities.