Here at Pioneer Party, we take great pride in our state and city's heritage! We are proud PIONEERS (obvs, we even named ourselves after them)! July 24 in Utah celebrates the Mormon Pioneers arriving in Utah in 1847. Whether you need an idea for a church lesson, a family party, or just to celebrate on your own, here are a few of our favorite links:
This link has a ton of different craft and game activities for kids, as well as links to stories about Pioneers from the Friend, and Pioneer songs.
This one also has games and activities, printable, and some real-life Pioneer activities to try!
And here is a link to a pattern to make your own paper bonnet! Perfect for church classes or a kids family activity!
We also have a few gifts, handouts, and ideas in the store, so come check it out!
The 24th of July marks the day that the Mormon Pioneers arrived in Utah...so if you live here, you will have another day to celebrate this month! Here are some ideas to incorporate with your kids, neighborhood, or family:
EASY GAMES TO PLAY:
Three Legged Race
Button, button, where's the button?
Tug of War
And a few more that need some explanation...
Shadow Tag This needs to be played on a sunny day. The person who is it tries to step on another player's shadow. If their shadow is stepped on they have to stand still. The game continues until every person has been tagged. Then the first person tagged becomes it. If a player gets tired of running they can lay down. Then the player who is it can't tag them.
Ducks Fly This game is similar to Says. One child is chosen to be the leader. The other players face the leader. The leader tells the other children what to do. Then they copy the actions and sounds that the leader makes. The leader will say " fly" and flap his arms. The players also flap their arms. The leader continues with other actions like "cats meow", "dogs bark," etc. But the leader also tries to trick others by mixing up the animal and sounds. If he says "sheep oink" the players must remain quiet until the leader says it correctly. If a player oinks then they are out.
Poor Doggie (or Poor Kitty) The point of this game is to make a player smile. The player who is "it" is the doggie. They must try to make someone smile or laugh. The players sit in a circle and the "Doggie" goes to each player and barks, whines, and imitates a dog. The players have to pet "Doggie" and say "Poor Doggie, Poor Doggie, Poor Doggie!" The player must not smile while saying this or he/she will become the next Doggie. Players are allowed to laugh and smile when the "Doggie" is not visiting them.