I love Sonlight. Over the past three years using their “Cores” as the spine of our learning, I have often gotten the itch to do just a little bit more.
Well let me rephrase that because Sonlight offers plenty to keep the most studious of us busy. The kids and I really find ourselves wanting more hands-on activities. And I want them simple and ready at hand. I mean, after plowing through the living books we are blessed with through Sonlight the last thing I want to do is spend hours gathering up materials, worksheets, recipes etc. for some educational fun time.
That’s why I’m offering this list of (mostly) hands-on activities and materials you may enjoy in your journey through Sonlight’s Core 3.
********This is a growing list. I will periodically add things at I find them. I will do my best to mark things at new when they are added********
Lewis and Clark Lapbook free! from Homeschool Helper
George Washington Lapbook free! from Homeschool Helper
United States Constitution Lapbook free! from Homeschool Helper
Boston Tea Party Lapbook free! from Homeschool Helper
Life in Colonial America Lapbook from HOAC
The Story of Jamestown Lapbook from HOAC
Notebooking & Other Printable Pages
Craft Type Activities (Not lapbooks)
Corps of Re-Discovery this store offers many project kits that contain all the materials you need to create some pretty fantastic things like moccasins, tomahawks, coon tail hats, Pioneer costumes and wooden toys. This link covers many areas from Core 3.
Tin Can Totem Poles How To
Make your own Aztec sacrifice knife … I know, but it’s a craft! This site has many craft ideas including making masks, timelines, shields and dress, and drawing Aztec gods.
Pocahontas fringed bag (yes, this is from the movie. but i felt it was a notable craft)