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Welcome to another edition of Flashback Freebie Friday!!! As you may remember, I used to have a different blog. It went through many changes and eventually became a place to provide free printables and encouragement to fellow homeschoolers. When my daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, I took a step back from all things blogging, realizing it was too much to try to manage. Once she was through treatment and we resumed life again (as normally as possible), I really just didn’t have the energy to keep going with the blog so I let it go.
A couple of years ago, I was encouraged to begin building an online presence and decided to start fresh with this blog! I still have all these printables from years past and thought it would be fun to make them available once again. If you see the name “Ninja Mom Designs” or “Well Nurtured Plants and Pillars” on the bottom of the printables… no worries… those are still me!
My kids spent years… and I mean years… obsessed with the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We spent countless hours snuggled up on the couch reading through the books and experiencing life during the Westward expansion, traveling in a covered wagon, hearing the wolves howl at night, getting excited wheat growing only to have it destroyed by weather and locusts, being terrified and sad and lonely during the long blizzards. My kids, especially my oldest daughter, felt it all. For at least a year, she could be found dressed from top to bottom in her prairie garb.
She even had a Little House on the Prairie themed birthday party for her sixth birthday, complete with horse races and butter churning!
I realize my youngest daughter, who is now nine, did not experience the prairie in the same way as the rest of us. She was itty bitty when we read through the books. I think it is time to snuggle up again and take a trip back to the Big Woods where we can play with Black Susan the cat and toss around the pig bladder in the back yard! (just kidding… that’s gross).
Several years ago, I created a pack of writing prompts centered around Little House on the Prairie. I would say this pack is most appropriate for upper elementary ages. You could definitely go a little older or a little younger depending on your needs. If you are reading through or listening to the Little House on the Prairie books, these writing prompts would be a great addition to your time. They give children a chance to respond to what they are hearing and make connections between life then and now.
To download the FREE Prairie Writing Prompt Printable Pack, simply click on the link BELOW the image.
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