What a fun filled day we had on our first field trip to the Grove! Not only did we luck out with perfect weather, but we got to explore and participate in the chores that were a part of everyday pioneer life. We learned lots of interesting facts about life in the midwest during the 1800s.
It is hard to believe that a large family would fit into such a tiny log cabin. Each member of the family had a crucial role in making sure their needs were met. I can’t imagine how the early settlers survived such extremes in their environment without modern day conveniences such as air conditioning, indoor plumbing, electric stoves, and refrigerators. Can you imagine having to walk miles in order to shop at a general store or to retrieve a bucket of water?
We also learned how important it was for children to participate in daily chores, which allowed the households to run as smoothly as possible. Children in that time period hardly had any time to play games. Although, we were able to play the “pin drop” game, which was very exciting. You even got to build your very own log cabin! What was your favorite part of the field trip? Did you learn any information that you found to be surprising? Please share your thoughts about our trip to the Grove.