On this page you’ll find lots of free Pioneer Crafts and Activities for kids! Great for learning about The Oregon Trail, Westward Expansion, Lewis and Clark, and Early America. We used these crafts alongside our Oregon Trail unit, as we made a Lapbook, and some File Folder Games too! Children can make a yarn doll, a covered wagon, a quill pen, and sew a 6 square blanket.
Suggested Resources for a Unit Study:
Oregon Trail Wagon Craft
No need to purchase those expensive kits, you can make this wagon from supplies you have in your own craft closet.
Yarn Doll Craft
Yarn dolls are fun for kids to create, but they need a bit of help with the tying! Let them choose their favorite color, and follow results!
Quill Pen Craft
Got a park nearby? Go feather collecting then come home and make these fun with their quills, you could even have them make a map
Making a small quilt is a great group project, as each child can bring in a small piece of fabric to contribute to the project
Oregon Trail File Folder Game
This is a learning center you can print up and use with your students at the end of your unit. Use the provided quiz questions or make up your own based off your lesson plan. First one to Oregon wins!
Oregon Trail Lapbook
This lapbook is the perfect way to learn about Westaward Expansion. Children create a flier, build a checklist, keep a journal, chart the journey, learn about life on the trail, discover the landmarks along the way and more.
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