American Girl & Doll as Kaya
Week 1: Clothing (9/23/09)
The girls helped cut the fringe on their new Indian costumes. The costumes were made using the simple pattern of "pillowcase dress" style and adding ribbon and accent color of suede across the front and down the sides for fringe. Also used ribbon and fringe material to make anklet moccasins.
We will also try using a bead loom to decorate our costumes.
Week 2: Cooking (9/30/09)
This week the girls will made a traditional Native American recipe called Pemmican to try. It was very delicious!
Week 3: Crafts (10/7/09)
This week we will try our hand at basket weaving. Each girl will weave their own basket just like the Native American girls like Kaya would have done.
Week 4: Miners Ravine
Week 5: History (10/21/09)
Field Trip to the Maidu Interpretive Center. Here we will be able to see authentic Indian artifacts, baskets, and exhibits
Week 5: Music and Dance (10/28/09)
We will have a POW WOW! The girls will come dressed in their costumes where we can learn some Indian dancing and music.