Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Who Were The First People

Based on some comments in my first post on Prehistoric Times I brought over an Usborne book Who Were the First People. Anna’s interest in the topic was quite high, especially because I didn’t let her just grab a book and read it on its own. Instead we’ve been reading a couple of pages every day learning more about how people lived long-long time ago. I think she is still expecting to get to the point where they invented guns, because she is convinced that they had to have guns to protect themselves and to hunt animals.

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Observe the easel in the background – I was hoping to make some “cave art” with Anna. She, however, was a lot more interested in hunting and taming animals from her outdoor farm set. All my explanations about spears fell on deaf ears – it had to be a gun yet again, and this time the gun making process involved wrapping some pipecleaners around a stick. Then the hunting began only to be interrupted unexpectedly by our gardeners. There was some crying, since daughter hates her games to be stopped in the middle. Mar13_Hut

I really wanted to try my hand at constructing a prehistoric hut (without using glue). After several unsuccessful attempts I found a solution in using Tinkertoys, pipecleaners and rubber bands. A barbecue Playmobil guy has settled in the hut. Well, at least he has fire… and an airplane to escape in case of emergency.

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14 comments:

littlewondersdays said...

I love the prehistoric hut, especially the airplane! Hmm, maybe it isn't just boys who can turn anything into a gun.

Joyful Learner said...

I could see that Anna would have provided food for the community and K would have documented all the great exploits through cave painting....rather unconventional for cave women, wouldn't you say?

Discovering Montessori said...

So much fun! Love the hut! I have to find this book now. DJ has been asking me tons of questions about prehistoric times since he got a prehistoric toob over the weekend. Thank you for sharing.

MaryAnne said...

Anna makes me laugh! I love that she is hunting and taming farm animals! How sad to be interrupted just as she was getting into the flow of the game. Emma also gets really upset when that happens.

The plane to escape animals that invade the prehistoric hut is hilarious!

Ticia said...

How else would he keep safe if he didn't have a plan to fly away?

It's much like the Stormtroopers in our Biblical history.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

The plane is a nice touch! Maybe you should jump ahead and do a study on the history of guns - you might have a future gun smith on your hands :)

Debbie said...

Anna is so cute, I love the way her little mind thinks. You know as I read this I don't even truly know if Selena would know what a gun is.

Kylie said...

That's one book we don't have. Another great visual one is A Journey Through Time (I have lent it out so can't remember the exact name) but covers the same place (an area near a cave) through history.

A couple of graphic hunting illustrations but it sets the scence well.

Christy said...

I love this post! The hut is great and the plane made me laugh! It sounds like you have to spend some time learning about guns!

Joyful Learner said...

Speaking of guns, I'm not a big fan of guns or gun play so thank God K isn't into them as well. Whew!

Jackie H. said...

Very cool activity. My husband is a big time hunter so I think my boys would love going on an animal hunt in the grass-- even if they don't quite grasp the concept of prehistoric people yet :)

Jenny said...

you guys got pretty creative there with your (i mean her! ha!) toys and craft supplies! :)

Michelle said...

What a fun idea! I would love if you would link it up to my Made by Little Hands Monday Linky party!
Thanks so much!
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Cathy James said...

Lovely to see you at the Play Academy again. We've had our first sunny days of spring this week and have been playing with our dino land in the garden.