Explore Colonial America! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

Explore Colonial America! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

In Explore Colonial America!, kids ages 6-9 learn about America’s earliest days as European settlements, and how the colonists managed to survive, build thriving colonies, and eventually challenge England for independence. How did the colonists build homes, feed and clothe themselves, and get along with the Native Americans who were already here?

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $12.95
  • eBook, $9.95

Grade Level 3–4

Ages 7–10

Subjects

  • US History

Author
 

Illustrator
Bryan Stone 

Specs

  • 8 x 10
  • black and white interior
  • 96 pages

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Maps
  • Glossary
  • Resources
  • Index

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781934670378

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In Explore Colonial America!, kids ages 6-9 learn about America’s earliest days as European settlements, and how the colonists managed to survive, build thriving colonies, and eventually challenge England for independence. How did the colonists build homes, feed and clothe themselves, and get along with the Native Americans who were already here?


Reviews

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review (CLEAR)
“This would make a wonderful companion book for teachers focusing on this period in history and looking for interesting facts and kid friendly activities like making a log cabin using pretzel rods and icing, yum. Words specific to the period are defined throughout the book and there are ‘cool facts’ that are just that, they don’t disappoint.”

Nashville Parent Book Reviews
“Learn about America’s colonists, how they learned to survive, and key figures and events that helped shape the country we know today. Several projects and activities weave through each chapter, making this title more fun your young readers.”

Susan Aten, elementary school teacher, The Hillside School, Macungie, Pennsylvania
“Ms. Fisher uses humor and hands-on activities to bring history alive. Before I present a historical unit, I usually have to search out maps, photographs, drawings, vocabulary, and activities to enhance the base material. Ms. Fisher did the work for me in her fascinating children’s book on Colonial America.”

Sandy Chambers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kutztown University
“Will engage children and motivate them to keep reading.”

Chief Robert Red Hawk Ruth, Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
“Education and understanding our common history is so important. Explore Colonial America! is a great way for children to learn in a fun and easy way. I recommend this book highly.”

Brennan Pursell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, DeSales University
“What a pleasure! This hands-on, fun-filled text makes the history of the thirteen colonies come alive for young people. Verna Fisher’s text invites, informs, and delights.”

Joseph A. DiMauro, OSFS, Ed.D.
“Verna Fisher’s book is a delight for any teacher of elementary and middle school students. The author uses many teaching methods and makes use of history, jokes, and activities throughout the book. Students are exposed to the people and events and experiences of Colonial America in an up-close and personal way. This book may be used in any classroom or home schooled situation.”


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Projects

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Make Your Own Soap Boat

The colonists’ trip to America took two or three months by sea on large ships. The ships could be about 100 feet long. These ships had to carry enough supplies for the long journey. Some of those supplies were food and water, clothing, guns and gun powder, tools and candles. The colonists brought the things they would need for their new lives with them. In this activity you can make your own ship and see if it floats or sinks.

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Author-Illustrator

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Verna Fisher

Verna Fisher is a freelance writer living in Pennsylvania. She has written over 100 regional, national, and online magazine articles often focusing on children, education, active living, and Native American topics. She holds a degree in English and Education from DeSales University, as well as certifications in technical writing, copy-editing, and tutoring at the college level. She is also of Cherokee descent.


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Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.



More Details

Grade Level: 3–4
Ages: 7–10
Subjects: US History,
Specs: 8 x 10 , black and white interior , 96 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Maps, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Children’s Literature Evaluation and Review (CLEAR)
“This would make a wonderful companion book for teachers focusing on this period in history and looking for interesting facts and kid friendly activities like making a log cabin using pretzel rods and icing, yum. Words specific to the period are defined throughout the book and there are ‘cool facts’ that are just that, they don’t disappoint.”

Nashville Parent Book Reviews
“Learn about America’s colonists, how they learned to survive, and key figures and events that helped shape the country we know today. Several projects and activities weave through each chapter, making this title more fun your young readers.”

Susan Aten, elementary school teacher, The Hillside School, Macungie, Pennsylvania
“Ms. Fisher uses humor and hands-on activities to bring history alive. Before I present a historical unit, I usually have to search out maps, photographs, drawings, vocabulary, and activities to enhance the base material. Ms. Fisher did the work for me in her fascinating children’s book on Colonial America.”

Sandy Chambers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kutztown University
“Will engage children and motivate them to keep reading.”

Chief Robert Red Hawk Ruth, Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
“Education and understanding our common history is so important. Explore Colonial America! is a great way for children to learn in a fun and easy way. I recommend this book highly.”

Brennan Pursell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, DeSales University
“What a pleasure! This hands-on, fun-filled text makes the history of the thirteen colonies come alive for young people. Verna Fisher’s text invites, informs, and delights.”

Joseph A. DiMauro, OSFS, Ed.D.
“Verna Fisher’s book is a delight for any teacher of elementary and middle school students. The author uses many teaching methods and makes use of history, jokes, and activities throughout the book. Students are exposed to the people and events and experiences of Colonial America in an up-close and personal way. This book may be used in any classroom or home schooled situation.”


Projects

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Make Your Own Soap Boat

The colonists’ trip to America took two or three months by sea on large ships. The ships could be about 100 feet long. These ships had to carry enough supplies for the long journey. Some of those supplies were food and water, clothing, guns and gun powder, tools and candles. The colonists brought the things they would need for their new lives with them. In this activity you can make your own ship and see if it floats or sinks.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

author image

Verna Fisher

Verna Fisher is a freelance writer living in Pennsylvania. She has written over 100 regional, national, and online magazine articles often focusing on children, education, active living, and Native American topics. She holds a degree in English and Education from DeSales University, as well as certifications in technical writing, copy-editing, and tutoring at the college level. She is also of Cherokee descent.

author image
For More Information
bryan-stone.com

Bryan Stone

Bryan Stone is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator who lives in West Fairlee, Vermont with his wife and daughter. Bryan is an alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He has illustrated nearly 20 books for Nomad Press and done illustration work for clients such as Dartmouth College, Docomo USA, and many more. His comics work has appeared in numerous anthologies and newspapers.