I’ve got it available to download using the access button at the bottom of this post. It prints as a 20×30 photo (I recommend lustre) that you can print at Costco for $9.99.
I figure this is something I could be able to use every year so worth the expense in my opinion. Here’s the finished product:
If you’d like to print this at home instead, I’ve tiled the above image that’s also available to download using the below. It prints on 8 sheets of paper. I’d recommend printing on card stock and laminating if you want to use it again.
- Challenges in Missouri HERE
- Exploring Nauvoo HERE
- The Nauvoo Temple & Carthage Jail HERE
- Waiting in Winter Quarters HERE
- Martin’s Cove HERE
- This is the Place HERE
You can download my brief summary of all these links (available using the button below) that I’ll be reading in primary at each stop. (If you’ll notice there are only 5 stops on the map, but there are 6 links so I omitted the Exploring Nauvoo, or #2 option).
- Pioneer Cake Walk (find details HERE) – to move it along, just give everyone a piece of hard candy after the first song is over :).
- Read a brief section from the Exploring Nauvoo link above or sing and play a pioneer song using chimes or handbells (find details HERE).
- Show some pioneer games (see more ideas HERE): I have a few wooden buttons on strings we got when we stopped at Cove Fort a while ago:
- Show pioneer clothing – dress a child or two (you can make some homemade ones using brown paper bags like I’ve done HERE – scroll down through the post to find it)
- Have children dip their feet in an icy bucket of water (details HERE)
- Make homemade butter and eat it on a cracker (details HERE) or pass out some hard candy! If you go with the butter route, make sure you start it at the beginning of singing time – maybe have the adults all shake. I haven’t quite worked this out yet!
I suppose there is a third option and that is to omit all the (1-5) milestones – I’d recommend this if you are short on time!
Random thought…but I think this 2nd option could actually be really fun as a life size map – use for a fun Pioneer activity day out in the parking lot! Draw out the map in chalk and strategically place each of the 5 spots on the map with a station with the various activities and stories I have listed above. Maybe incorporate a song at each station and answers move the kids along the path.
All my printables are free and filed on my Resource Library. Filing instructions for accessing each printable on my Resource Library are below the button.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Pioneer Day > On the Trail.