Saturday, June 7, 2014

Journey Across America: Louisiana

This post is part of a 50 state Journey Across America. For information on the basics of this project check out this post.

The Books:
We began by reading P is for Pelican and then Bean used the information she learned to make a notebook page for her United States scrapbook.

I found some Cajun versions of several children's classics for us to read during Louisiana week. Check out Jacques and the Beanstalk, Petite Rouge, Three Little Cajuns, and Little Pierre (not based on a classic... it was just okay, definitely not our favorite) for a fun twist on some known tales. And to be boring and educational like, you can be like me and make your kids read Louisiana Purchase.

We also taught the kids about Louisiana using the Our United States of America: Catholic Social Studies textbook.

The Food:

Options for Louisiana food are nearly endless, but we aren't a family who loves cajun food, so we went with beignets, because we are a family who loves donuts. You can make them from scratch, buy boxed mixes, or make them from frozen dinner rolls. We did the frozen dinner rolls, because it's the easiest of the three options :). Check out Shower of Roses' recipe!

The Craft:

For our craft we made Mardi Gras masks. I found the supplies at The Dollar Tree, but if it's not Mardi Gras season, you can find them at Michael's.

Indiana is our next stop!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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