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Friday, September 24, 2010

Preschool Corner ~ Walking Through History

I had high and lofty plans this past week and in the end, we focused mainly on PE.

Walking, that is. Lots and lots of walking.

We spent a few days in Colonial Williamsburg together as a family and although I brought some ‘fun’ stuff for Kaleb to do during the time we weren’t actually walking around, we didn’t do anything structured at all.

Instead we spent time swimming in pool where we stayed, playing on the playground and then exploring all the nooks and crannies of Colonial Williamsburg.

Our first day in Williamsburg, we visited the plantation and the kids were put to work pulling up corn stalks and dragging them to a wagon to haul them away. Kaleb kept asking all day long to visit the house with the guns {the Governor's Palace} ~ but he was just as excited, if not more, to visit the Magazine.

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Kaleb was excited to have animals handy to pet and touch. The horses walking around town were a huge excitement…as was the chicken on a leash {which makes me think that maybe we can pass a chicken off as a pet, right?}.

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A little rest time to look at all the fish in the creek and even more time to try locking each other up in the stockades. :)

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Our FAVORITE part of the trip? A dinner at Chowning’s Tavern right on the main street of Williamsburg. We had some wonderful entertainment, learned some fun games, watched a magic show that now has our children convinced they all can be magicians. A most fun night!

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This is a picture that pretty much sums up Kaleb’s week though ~ on Daddy’s shoulders since he did so much walking and those little legs of his were t.i.r.e.d.

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Kaleb’s special present for the week was a posable Colonial doll to use and go along with the ABC cards that we found. He is already having fun trying them out. In case you are interested, you can find the Hotch Potch dolls online at the Williamsburg Marketplace ~ not sure if the cards are still available, since I found them last year in a shop in Williamsburg. We have the medium-sized doll {$7.95}.

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  • Looks like a fun time!

    By Blogger Crisc @ Jus Keep Smiling, At September 24, 2010 at 5:45 AM  

  • Such a great way to record what you're doing with your little one. I'll definitely be joining in. So nice to meet you.

    By Anonymous the little list, At September 24, 2010 at 5:57 AM  

  • Glad to hear your trip was GREAT! Kaleb looks all better - YEAH!

    Love the doll with the cards -fun idea! He would be broken in my home in less than 24 hours. Noah and Joshua would figure that one out!

    Hugs and love,
    Jill

    By Blogger Mom to 9 Blessings!, At September 24, 2010 at 7:14 AM  

  • That doll looks like a lot of fun! Glad you guys had a great trip!!

    By Blogger Lindsay, At September 24, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

  • Awesome! Love his prize. Way cool. I may have to shoot up there and pick those up. LOL

    By Blogger Giggly Girls, At September 24, 2010 at 7:40 AM  

  • Hee hee, I bought those cards when we were there 4 years ago.....

    If you're still going there for that week I'll see you there in 2 years.

    By Blogger Ticia, At September 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

  • I loved the pics of the girls in their hats and outfits ~ looks like it was a great field trip!

    By Blogger Michelle, At September 24, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

  • Looks like you all had a great trip!

    Love the ABC cards and the doll. My Gwen would love that, I'll have to see if they have it in their online store, or I'm sending my brother down to pick it up! The benefits of having family who live in Willamsburg. :)

    By Blogger Bekki, At September 24, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

  • The doll and cards look like a fantastic hands on activity. Would love to see how I could get my hands on some. Looks like you had a great time.

    By Blogger kewkew, At September 24, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

  • Wow it looks like you all had a wonderful time, I would love to take Emily and Juliette there when they are older.

    I linked up, but accidentally linked to the wrong post the first time #34 sorry about that. The second one is the correct one :0)

    By Blogger Michelle, At September 24, 2010 at 8:47 PM  

  • What a neat trip! Maybe one day when Anna is way-way older :) Love all the pictures!

    By Blogger Raising a Happy Child, At September 24, 2010 at 10:22 PM  

  • We really wanted to go on this trip this year, but with a little one due soon, it just wasn't going to work out. We def. want to go in the future! Love seeing the pictures.

    By Blogger Mozer, At September 25, 2010 at 12:41 AM  

  • Looks and sounds like you got lots of learning, fun and family time in this week!

    This is definitely on my trip list for us as soon as I can fit it in!

    By Blogger Our Homeschool Fun, At September 25, 2010 at 1:03 AM  

  • I love the doll and cards. I'm so hoping that, when we get settled, we can share many of the wonderful things in our new area with Robbie. Thanks for sharing!

    By Blogger TheRockerMom, At September 25, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

  • We were there last week, too! We also had a great time, although my son wasn't too excited about being put to work loading the corn husks on the wagon!

    By Blogger Lori, At September 26, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

  • I love your blog and have been following it faithfully. Your children are really blissful to have you as mum. Here in our country, homeschool is seldom practise here. may i know for your preschool chore chart / workbox, what fonts are you using, i would like to have consistency in my font for my add on pictures. pls respond to fruityfruit@hotmail.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

  • Tried responding using the email, but it was returned to me ~ the font is Love Ya Like a Sister.

    Thanks so much for following and visiting. :)

    By Blogger Jolanthe, At September 28, 2010 at 1:23 PM  

  • Is there a place on-line where we can buy the cards and colonial doll? We took a trip to Williamsburg a few years ago, but it was before we were teaching our children. I can't remember what the actual name of these little people are called, although we do have one in the shape of an "F" as a Christmas ornament... Thanks, brandyferrell@yahoo.com

    By Blogger Brandy, At October 3, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

  • Brandy ~

    I don't know if they still have the cards, but I have a link in the post itself to where you can purchase the doll. It comes with an attachment on it that shows you how to make the letters.

    By Blogger Jolanthe, At October 3, 2010 at 7:56 PM  

  • Brandy ~

    I don't know if they still have the cards, but I have a link in the post itself to where you can purchase the doll. It comes with an attachment on it that shows you how to make the letters.

    By Anonymous Jolanthe, At December 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

  • We were there last week, too! We also had a great time, although my son wasn't too excited about being put to work loading the corn husks on the wagon!

    By Anonymous Lori, At December 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

  • The doll and cards look like a fantastic hands on activity. Would love to see how I could get my hands on some. Looks like you had a great time.

    By Anonymous kewkew, At December 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

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