We've been having fun making our Boston Tea Party lapbook that we got free at Homeschool Helper. We also watched Schoolhouse Rocks' No More Kings. Now we're trying to decide which lapbook to do next week. We will probably do either Rechenka's Eggs or Legend of the Easter Egg from Homeschool Share next week for Easter. I have both books on request and they're both "in transit." I like that these lapbooks (including the Boston Tea Party book) are based on great books! But, I wish they were more colorful.
The Boston Tea Party Historical Society's website is also good. To finish up our study tomorrow, I plan on looking at their picture gallery, using their reinactment script using dolls or Littlest Pet Shops or something, and printing out the poster to add to the lapbook - maybe as its cover.
And, after "school" yesterday, we went to our library for a Pioneer Day. I'm so glad we invited some friends to join us at the park first - it was a beautiful day! And, at the library, the kids had great fun making a corn husk doll, making butter, and eating beef jerky and Johnny Cakes. We didn't quite get the doll finished, so we plan on finishing it here at home. And, Alexandra had never tried beef jerky before and really liked it! I'd never tried it before either, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. :-)
(Great book we read: Joining the Boston Tea Party by Diane Stanley (The Time-Traveling Twins)