Explore daily life, government and work within the 13 colonies in this unit. Hands-on activties include creating a hornbook, baking Johnny Cake, making Colonial paper dolls, growing a pineapple, and playing games. Interactive online activities and worksheets are also included to reinforce the concepts. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.
Map and Worksheets:
|Government in the Colonies||(no rating)|
The people who settled in America were given permission by the British government to establish colonies, but they gradually established their own governments.
|Colonial Government||(no rating)|
Eventually, some colonists wanted to break free from British rule. Read about how these colonists tried to persuade others to change from a monarchy to a democracy.
|A Colonial Home||(no rating)|
Learn about a home in the New England colonies.
Learn how children in the 13 colonies were educated.
|Daily Life, Church and Recreation||(no rating)|
Learn how Colonial families spent their time at home, church and play.
Learn about some of the jobs people performed in Colonial times.
Learn how people dressed in Colonial times.
Learn how people traveled in Colonial times.
|Colonial Games and Toys||(no rating)|
Learn about some of the games and toys that Colonial children played with.
|Colonial Jobs and Trades||(no rating)|
Learn more about some of the jobs available in Colonial times.
|Make a Hornbook||(no rating)|
Colonial children didn't have books for school. Instead, they used a hornbook. In this activity, your child will make a hornbook.
|Make Johnny Cake||(no rating)|
Bake this quick bread that was often made by Colonial travelers.
|Colonial Family Paper Dolls||(no rating)|
Make these paper dolls and see how Colonial families dressed.
|Grow a Pineapple from a Top||(no rating)|
Read about the pineapple in Colonial times and then grow a pineapple plant from a top.
|Colonies Game||(no rating)|
Memorize the names and locations of the thirteen colonies with this simple game.
Play this popular Colonial game with your child.
|Colonial People||(no rating)|
In this interactive, learn about some of the people of Colonial times.
|Colonial Brickmaking||(no rating)|
In this interactive, your child will put the steps of brickmaking in order and then see how bricks were made.
In this interactive, your child will find the cooper's tools and watch a cask being made.
|Tool Trouble||(no rating)|
In this interactive, your child will learn about a blacksmith shop and help the blacksmith find his tools.
|13 Colonies Map||(no rating)|
Print this map and have your child label the colonies.
|Colonial Jobs Worksheet||(no rating)|
Print this worksheet and have your child match the job to the description.
|Clothing Video||(no rating)|
Learn about the type of clothing worn in Colonial America.
|Playing Marbles||(no rating)|
This video shows how Colonial children played marbles.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: