We're all history buffs around here so I try and find creative ways to fit a history lesson into whatever other things we're working on. I love to incorporate historical facts with Bible truths for fun devotionals for my kids.
A few days ago, we had a Titanic Tea Party. I made them an invitation and had them dress up in their fanciest costumes. They all came upstairs and sat around the tea table and I handed them each a character card.
I put a picture of an actual Titanic passenger on one side and a short biography on the other.
|Avalon was the nurse and stewardess, Violet Jessop. Lynzie got her all fixed up in her nurse's apron and cap. By the way, Avalon will be 4 this Friday, March 1st!|
|Selah portrayed Mrs. Sylvia Caldwell, a missionary who claimed to have heard a crew member say, "God himself could not sink this ship", upon boarding the Titanic.|
|Elisha was American businessman, Benjamin Guggenheim. We all agreed that Guggenheim acted most heroically by refusing to take a place on the ship that could be given to a woman. He went down bravely and in his best clothing.|
|Michael was Captain Smith. While the Captain made some bad choices that might have led to the Titanic's demise, he ultimately did the right thing by staying with his ship and taking responsibility for the disaster.|
|Cainan thought it was pretty awesome to be John Jacob Astor, the richest man in the world at the time---until he found out that Astor, like the other men at the table, did not survive the sinking.|
We used this set of Abingdon china that my mom gave me. I believe it was put out in the 1960s.
We love to use it for Lynzie's birthday tea parties, as well as whenever we have special guests. I figured the Titanic passengers would enjoy a little "Grape Kool-Aid Tea" and banana bread.
|It was a great party and a fun learning experience. See the pretty doily under the bread plate? Elisha made that for me last weekend. I love it!|
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|Melody at Countrified Hicks shared her easy recipe for Pumpkin Muffins using a Spice Cake mix. I can't wait to try it out!|
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