Thursday, February 12, 2009
Happy President's Day
Today is President Abraham Lincoln's Birthday - and we wanted to give you a head's up, to plan for a great 'family activity' for Monday as we celebrate George Washington's Birthday.
Valley Forge National Park
Visitors meet portrayers of Martha Washington and General Washington in the Visitors meet portrayers of Martha Washington and General Washington in the Welcome Center while listening to period music by the "Colonial Revelers". Children make their own tri-corner hats and design birthday cards for the General in the Encampment Store from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by Mrs. Washington`s presentation and tasting of a birthday cake baked from her own original recipe. Kids may also enlist in the Continental Army, after which General Washington will review and lead the young "troops" in marching and maneuvering drills executed according to General Von Steuben`s training manual. Free and open to the public.
But if Valley Forge is too far, here's a fun (almost educational) project:
LOG CABIN CRAFT
1. Cut the top flap of a milk carton off and tape or glue it closed to form the room.
2. Spread chocolate frosting or peanut butter on the sides of the milk carton then cover with pretzels.
3. Break a square cracker in half for the door, smaller pieces for the window.
4. Stick a Rolo or other tubular shaped candy to the top as the roof.