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Activities Inspired by Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books are a favorite in our household. We've read through the first 5 books together several times over the last few years. I usually try to come up with some hands on learning activities to go along with our read alouds. I feel like it helps my kids get more out of our reading. 

Here are some of the activities we've tried while reading Little House on the Prairie:

Make A Log House:
After reading the chapters about Pa building the house, look at some pictures of log homes (Google Images is great for this). Then try making your own "log" house out of Lincoln Logs, popsicle sticks, or even pretzels. We used popsicle sticks. 

Take A Virtual Tour:
While the actual house that Pa built on the Kansas prairie no longer stands, there is a replica of the one room house at the site of the Ingalls family homestead. You can take a short virtual tour here:  The Real Little House on the Prairie.

Prairie Wildflower Activity 
Laura describes the wildf…
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