For this project we watched this dated, but informative video on “How to build an igloo” and paired our craft with this fantastic early reader:
The kids had a blast with this project, as we added a layer of cubes every day to allow them time to dry.
We also spent some time exploring the fantastic videos on Sila. My children were just fascinated by these, so far they’ve seen the building of an igloo, the hunting of a caribou, and even a church service with a lesson on Moses. I haven’t seen them all so I’d recommend watching them on your own first to decide, as often with Native American culture you can get into spiritual discussions.
This week we also reviewed what we know about Arctic animals with this fun Arctic Animals File Folder Game!
Stay tuned for more Native American Crafts as we move on to the Tlingit tribes!