Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Potato Stamps

Along with our studies of American History this year, the kids are also learning about the US States.  We are going by geographical regions and working on memorizing the states and their capitals, using this website, which uses mnemonics.  Now that we're almost done, currently on the Rocky Mountain States, I found a book I'd completely forgotten I had, which incidently, a lot of these same mnemonics were taken from.  It's called "Kids Learn America":

It has lots of neat facts about each state, along with recipes, crafts, etc.  So, today we read about Idaho since it was one of our Rocky Mountain States.  One of the projects they suggest is to make potato stamps.  So, Jared and I decided to give it a try for fun!

First we carved out our shapes with a paring knife

Then dipped them in paint to make our pretty pictures

Here's Jared's finished project

It was a fun way to learn about a new state! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to have to look into that book. Julianna is now interested in learning about the states.