|Our Homeschool Classroom
Are you curious about our personal
Homeschool Classroom? Come on by and
see how we've set up our Dining Area for
multipurpose use. Read about our yearly
curriculum choices, and join us in our
homeschool journey at The Crafty
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|Journey of a Pioneer
|Papa and The Pioneer Quilt
|On this page you'll find lots of free Pioneer Crafts and Activities for kids! Great for learning about The Oregon Trail,
Westward Expansion, Lewis and Clark, and Early America. We used these crafts alongside our Oregon Trail unit, as
we made a Lapbook, and some File Folder Games too!
Choosing a feather:
You'll need a large feather, one that
has a hollow center so that you can
draw the ink up into the middle.
Cut the end off of the feather at a
slant. You'll want to end up with a
pointy tip (sort of like a calligraphy
Then cut a small vertical slit up into
the tip of the pen (again, like a
This will help the feather draw up
and hold the ink for writing.
Dip the end of your quill pen into
the ink well.
After you dip the feather in the ink,
it should hold enough to draw
with. You'll have to re-dip every
Encourage children to pretend they're
on the Oregon Trail, and write a
letter back home to a loved one.
Smaller children can make Trail
Maps, have them draw the in all the
paths, then wrinkle up the sheet to
make it look old.