For Pioneer Day weekend, I’m planning a “Pioneer Walk” which will run very similar to a cake walk. Any of the songs in the songbook about pioneers will work for this activity.
Post the words to the songs you sing like I do HERE and/or play the songs on CD/phone. These songs will most likely be unfamiliar (which is great!) but unless you want to be up singing a solo, I’d recommend posting words and using the songs on CD. If all the kids do is listen to the songs, I’d still call it a success but encourage everyone to try and sing along.
Here’s what we’ll be singing:
- Pioneer Children Sang as they Walked p. 214
- Little Pioneer Children p. 216
- To Be a Pioneer p. 218
- The Oxcart p. 219
- The Handcart Song p. 220
- Covered Wagons p. 221
Place the footsteps randomly around the room in a large circle with the numbers facing up. Have all the kids go stand on a footstep. Play your song(s) and randomly stop. Call out a number and the child standing on that number gets a piece of “pioneer” candy.
I opted for salt water taffy but anything will work! Put your calling number back into the bag and repeat until all the kids have had a piece of candy and your song has been sung SEVERAL times!
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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Pioneer Day > Pioneer Walk.