Today we began our Oregon Trail Study in preparation for MB's trip to Oregon later this summer. I wanted to give MB a concrete feel of the trail. So we began by putting together our US State Map floor puzzle. Then we borrowed K's little people and I told an interactive summary of the Oregon Trail while MB moved the people along the trail. Here is a picture after the people made it to Oregon. You can see the number of things that were left by the side of the trail along the way, including wagons and animals.
MB had a lot of fun and it was a good introduction before we start reading some books about it.
In order to keep them occupied on this last day of painting I pulled out the modeling clay. MB made this really neat elephant.