You hear a lot about people going West in a Covered Wagon. You don’t really hear as much about them going West other ways. This book was a great example of another way. This family floated West on a house boat.
“A house boat?” you say. Yes, and there are dangers I didn’t think about connected with a house boat.
After reading this I decided it’d be fun to make our own house boat. Two fun and easy ways to do this would have been using a milk carton or juice boxes.
I thought of this pretty much 10:00 the night before, and I don’t have 10 boxes saved to use right now. I have a lot of egg cartons….. Not so useful for this.
I used my Silhouette to cut out some boxes, if you don’t have something to cut them for you, here’s a template I found that will do that.
I then set them to coloring boxes with crayons to decorate their boats.
And then they colored a peg doll for their person in the boat. Simple, fun, and sadly not waterproof.
I emphasized that several times.
Isn’t he cute?