Learning with American Girl Kit Kittredge
Present Kit Kittredge stories and learn about the Great Depression time period. Kit is a 9 year old girl growing up during the Great Depression and dreaming of being a journalist.
The Kit Kittredge story can lead to many different topics. The Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, jouralism, recycling items into new items, gardening, arts and music at that time, and much more.
Create a garden. Children enjoy growing plants and nearly every child is naturally interested in growing things. Even if you do not have a green thumb there are many rewards for you and your children when growing plants.
You can grow a garden outside or grow herbs inside.
In the NotUrBizz Garden section there is a lot of information on gardening; from herbs to vegetables, what plants to plant to attract butterflies, and craft items to make with herbs.
Also see on NotUrBizz:
Timetable for growing popular vegetables.
Small pots and various herbs
Medium size box
Potting soil and small rocks (for drainage)
Have children place small rocks in the bottom of the pots to ensure good drainage. Add soil and plants. Water the plants and discuss with the child how often plants need watering.
Write the name of each plant on the medium size box so children can practice reading the plant names and identifying the plants visually. Let children decorate the box but not over the plant names. Place 3 potted plants in the box.
Have the child write out the plant name on a label for each plant. Place the label in the soil using fork tongs.
Cooking with Herbs and Herb Butter Recipes
If you grow herbs make Herb Butter to use
on corn, toast, biscuits, potatoes, and many other foods.
Make the connection between the plants you choose and their use in preparing food. Choose herbs to grow to fit you and your children's favorite foods. Love Italitan grow oregano and make a pizza. Vist my Cooking With Herbs webpage for more ideas.
A to Z Kids Stuff - Kit Kittredge
has a great variety of lessons and links to learn about the 1930's era from the Dust Bowl to Superman. A great resource.
Kit Kittredge LapBookLessons offers a free lapbook to complete from making a reporter journal to creating a lapbook and learning about things from the 1930's era--hobos, bookmobiles and more. Lapbook is based on the Kit Kittredge movie.
Mini Books to use with any American Girl Study.
Visit the Yummy Cookery website for Depression era recipes to try.
Take something old and remake it. Refashion an old t-shirt. Look at the Mibizo website for inspiration and directions on refashioning t-shirts from making a headband to creating a dress or a new styled shirt.