Sunday, September 28, 2014

American Girl Unit Studies: Kirsten

We are studying our way through the American Girl historical characters as we learn American history. I've coordinated these units to work with the history sentences we are memorizing with the Classically Catholic Memory program. (I'm blogging about that too!) Kirsten lines up with week 2 of delta year.

(I have lesson plans for KayaFelicity, and Caroline, check em out!)

Kirsten Unit Study

Fiction Books

Six Book Boxed Set
The Runaway Friend
Kirsten's Short Story Collection

Non-Fiction Book

Welcome to Kirsten's World

We used mini books from Homeschool Share's free download and Currclick's download to create a Kirsten lapbook. The Currclick's download was literally the WORST lapbook I've ever seen, don't buy it!!! I used 3 mini-books from it, because I paid $1.25 for the download and I wanted to get something out of it! The rest of the mini-books I had to create on my own using Homeschool Share's lapbook templates.

The American Girl sticker embellishments were bought at Michael's with a 40% off coupon.

Timeline and Map
We placed Kirsten on our timeline and map using the same American Girl stickers that we used in our lapbook.

We made two fun treats from Kirsten's Cook Book: pepparkakor cookies...

and homemade applesauce.

Thanks to the Kirsten Theater Kit, we put on a very simple Kirsten play. We just read from the scripts and used makeshift props. I'm so thankful for all of the wonderful resources that the Pleasant Company put out... before they sold to Mattel, it's kind of sad.

In the Kirsten Craft Book there are directions for making a pioneer braided rug, which is just what we did.

Online Games
There used to be some great online games for Kirsten at, but recently they did away with Kirsten on their site. Silly, Mattel. I wrote them a letter (okay, it was an email, but I let them know my disappointment.)

Next up we will be studying Josephina!

Be saints, it's worth it!


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