Friday was Pioneer Day, the day the first Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley back in 1847.
We celebrated with a fun pioneer activity put on by our church primary.
There were pioneer stories and butter making...
a sunflower seed spitting competition...
and tin can stilts.
The kids had so much fun but I think the tin can stilts were the favorite. My 10 year old didn't want to get off them.
We also held a Pioneer Day Family Home Evening on Sunday.
We used the song, thought, lesson and treasure hunt ideas found HERE.
I also included this "I Am A Pioneer" video which lead to a discussion of modern day pioneers, and how we can be a pioneer.
As for the treat, we made covered wagon cakes. They sort of look like a covered wagon, right? The kids didn't care. It was chocolate, cookies and marshmallows so they loved it.
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