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Feather
Ink
Scissors
Paper
Journey of a Pioneer follows the
adventures of a young girl as her family
travels west in covered wagons along
the famous Oregon Trail.
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Journey of a Pioneer
Quilts have a wonderful way of holding
history, and Jean Van Leeuwen’s warmly
engaging story was inspired by the
"wandering foot" quilt pattern that was
popular during pioneer days.
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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!
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What a great way to get some hands on children
how to write with them.  Create a map, or even a
Pioneer letter!
Pioneer Quill Pen Craft
Step 1
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.
Step 2
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
pen)
Step 3
Then cut a small vertical slit up into
the tip of the pen (again, like a
calligraphy pen).
This will help the feather draw up
and hold the ink for writing.
Step 4
Dip the end of your quill pen into
the ink well.
Step 5
After you dip the feather in the ink,
it should hold enough to draw
with.  You'll have to re-dip every
All Done
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.