I did a fun activity last year for Pioneer day July 24 that would be fun to do again. It was called “What is Your Favorite PIE-O-NEER” Song? (but it really means…..what’s your favorite PIE!)
|What’s YOUR favorite Pioneer song?|
I made a little pie chart with 8 different kinds of pies on the top listed; banana cream, blueberry, chocolate, lemon, etc. and the kids would come up and choose their favorite pie. I cut slits on either sides of the pie pieces but left about 2 inches up at the middle uncut, so the pie would stay together. Underneath each pie piece was a song we needed to practice mixed in with 4 pioneer songs from the songbook.
|Pioneer Songs for Pioneer Day….|
It might be fun to bring in a few spatulas and have the kids come up and direct the music leading with a pie spatula or a pancake turner. That would be a lot of fun. Here are the songs I did;
1. Pioneer Children Sang as They Walked Flipchart from Jollyjenn is HERE.
2. The Handcart Song The Handcart Song from Sugar Doodle link is HERE.
3. To Be a Pioneer
|If You’re a Pioneer and You Know it then Your Face Will Surely Show it!!!|
4. If You’re Happy and You Know It (change the words to If You’re a Pioneer and You Know It) and then use the motions clap your hands, march on the trail, shout “This is the Place”.
|Pioneer Day Singing Time!|
It’s an imporant day to honor the pioneers. So maybe a short pioneer story in between singing the songs if you have extra time would be in order. I can’t imagine how hard being a pioneer was in their day. I wouldn’t want to trade places with them, that’s for sure. But I bet they wouldn’t trade places with us if they had the chance either. It’s not a cakewalk living in our crazy times. (or a Pie-o-neer trek…LOL) Happy Pioneer Day!