Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pioneer Day Celebration ~ July 24th

Our ward did a really fun activity for th 24th of July celebration. The leaders dressed up like pioneers and showed the kids how to do some of the things the pioneers did. First they sat around a "campfire" and sang songs.....

The kids REALLY enjoyed that! Sister Fuller (the primary pres. was so great with the kids)

then they got to work! Here is Paul working hard with his one arm :)

They learned how to make butter....

and bread...

am I doing it right!?!?!? ;)

They learned how to make some of the games that the pioneers played....

And finally they learned how to lasso! We had a "real life" cowboy in our ward, Brother Gibson, who came to teach the kids how to rope a horse or cow. They had so much fun with this! Brigham was first...of course!

And this is how it's done...

then he got to try on his own....success!

After Paul saw Brig do it he wanted a turn.

Here is brother Gibson teaching Paul...

I was so impressed that he got it so quickly...I might have some cowboys on my hands in a few years :)

Joseph did a great job too!

And they ended this fun day with a pioneer dinner and stories around the "campfire". What a blessing it is to be associated with such great people who work so hard to create wonderful activities like this for my children to learn and grow in the gospel.


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