These resources were gathered by the fhe4children
group that can be used for family home evening, primary,
I have added some other resources to it too.
Pioneer Day is July 24 but you can use these resources anytime
of the year.
Scripture: Doctrine & Covenants 136:7
Songs for Different Lessons:
Little Pioneer Children
by Virginia Maughan Kammeyer and Lynn Shurtleff
The Strength of a Pioneer
"Pioneer Children Sang as they Walked", Children's Songbook, page 214
"Pioneer Children Were Quick to Obey", Children's Songbook, page 215
"Little Pioneer Children", Children's Songbook, page 216
Days Ideas: Bookmarks for different songs you sing about
The bookmarks go to these songs:
"Whenever I Think about Pioneers", Children's Songbook, page 222
One is of a handcart and the other is of a bonnet.
"The Handcart Song", Children's Songbook, page 220
Come, Come, Ye Saints, 1983
I Can Be a Modern-Day Pioneer
The Pioneer Story
Pioneer Puzzle Game 2004
Children Pioneers (Story) by Fay McCracken
Use the song: "Pioneer Children Were Quick to Obey", Children's Songbook, page 215
Pioneer Dolls A poem
Sharing Time: Remembering the Pioneers
A diorama (or it can be used as a flannel board story) that can go with songs about pioneers in the Children's Songbook.
Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 42:43
Sharing Time: William Clayton and "Come, Come, Ye Saints"
I Think of Pioneers Poem
Modern Pioneers by Elder Dallin H. Oaks Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Ensign, Nov. 1989, 64
All Ages of Children
Contributed by: Lisa B.
For the lesson part we had families tell a story about one of their pioneer ancestors.
For the lesson, tell the kids that you are going on a "hike" and they can pick 1(or more) thing(s) to go with them, BUT they have to carry it. Give them some guidlines as to what it can be or cant be. We cant take the tv cause there is no electricity, ect. Make some suggestions as to what might come in handy, and have them ready for everyone, flashlights, snacks/dinner, coats ect. Then go for a "hike". You can either drive somewhere, or just walk around the neighborhood. Pick a destination for your dinner/resting point. When you stop ask the kids if they are tired etc., if they could continue walking. Remind them that the children walked most of the day. Talk about your experience, what things are important to them, make sure that Family is in that list.
Activities & Crafts:
Glue pretzels to a pint sized milk container. Use construction paper to decorate it.
Make a treat as an activity.
Pretzel Log Cabin
You can make a log cabin using lots of stick pretzels. Eat some pretzels after you have built your log cabin.
Contributed by: Lisa B.
For treats we did things like horehound candy, a taffy pull, and chocolate covered grasshoppers - chocolate covered raisins.
Horehound is a herb and it is used for colds. The pioneers
used this when they were sick.
Horehound Candy @ 1st Traveler's Choice Internet Cookbook
Contributed by: Christy W.
Put cream in baby food jars and shake, shake, shake, until you get your own homemade butter! When it's ready, serve on homemade bread (or rhodes bread, for those of us who like shortcuts!)
Treats from lds.org
Pioneer Easter Eggs
Buttermilk Doughnuts (enjoyed by President Brigham Young), Apple Candy, Bread and Milk, Old-Fashioned Muffins, Horseshoe Cookies, Johnnycake, Washboard Cookies, Toasted Spice Cake, Pioneer Hardtack
Mormon Johnnycake, Honey Candy, Pioneer Lettuce Salad, Rice in Cream, and Molasses Candy
Homemade Ice Cream:
Mention to your children that the pioneers made ice cream but they used something else besides plastic bags. They probably used a wooden ice cream maker and turned it by hand.
More recipes located at: Google Search: Zip lock Ice Cream.Other Resources
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