Friday, October 3, 2008

The Depression, rock painting and mac and cheese

Peacock face
So, the girls were painting these "hobo" rocks for a Kit American Girl's activity and before long the girls went tribal on us. Painting each others faces, arms, legs.... Not your typical American Girls group, hey? They had a blast. And some beautiful artwork was created.

The hobo rocks symbols identified safe zones and other messages to other traveling hobos during the Depression. The girls also made their own newspapers with some really great headlines. Then they enjoyed some macaroni & cheese (not the kind from a box, although the Kraft mac & cheese became popular during the Depression) and some glazed carrots and jelly sandwiches. As always, the girls all had a great time getting together for some crafts and playtime while learning about the Great Depression era.

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