Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
The 13 Colonies:
New England Colonies:
Geography ~ Identify the 13 colonies on a map or have the child label them using this map with quiz.
Language ~ Read Pilgrim Cat, The Pilgrims of Plimoth or If You Sailed On The Mayflower In 1620 then discuss the five W’s asking words below:
Your Journey ~ Settlers wanted a new life and were willing to leave everything they knew and had to journey to an unknown land in search of it. Ask the child to imagine being a settler ready for their journey on the Mayflower…
A Lesson In Courage ~ Both natives and settlers showed courage in daily life and interactions with each other. Discuss what courage means and ways one can show it. You can expand the lesson by asking the child to name a person who they believe has shown courage and identify what those actions were.
Get me to Philadelphia ~ A Colonial Map Discovery Activity
Biography ~ Offer a brief biography on John Smith, Pocahontas or Mayflower-related people, such as Samoset or Tisquantum (Squanto). Here is a blank Biography Worksheet to work with.