Author Topic: The Story of Meliscent Barrett (kid activities)  (Read 1412 times)

Offline Kaylee

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The Story of Meliscent Barrett (kid activities)
« on: June 08, 2012, 01:53:24 PM »
Not Appleseed per se, but at a local school Colonial Day I told the story of Meliscent, and how she sweet-talked a British Officer into showing her how to roll cartridges for the militia - then we all made some!

For anyone who wants to follow suit to have something to keep the Smaller Crowd occupied in a LibrarySeed or the like, I got everything at Michaels. Cost was about $40 for 40 kids.

- The "powder" was black florist's sand
- The "balls" were black glass marbles
- The cartridge paper cut ahead of time from an artist's newsprint pad
- Some dowels of about the marble's diameter (1/2 inch in this case), cut to about 6" long for formers.


Everyone got a chance to do at least two, and some kids really went crazy. :)

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Re: The Story of Meliscent Barrett (kid activities)
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 02:03:59 PM »
That is an amazing idea!
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Re: The Story of Meliscent Barrett (kid activities)
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 04:59:43 PM »
Excelent  work Kaylee O0
 
Few year's from now they will all be signed up for a Appleseed ,until then they have a new knowledge that freedom is not free .
Good job  O0
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Re: The Story of Meliscent Barrett (kid activities)
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 07:06:10 PM »
Can I use this hand out?  Cause it is awesome to see the scissors and get the account in one.  I might even go so far as make some up, someday.  I won't use the real ball and powder, but gum ball and pop rocks.

Thank you for finding this handout.

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Re: The Story of Meliscent Barrett (kid activities)
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 07:33:36 PM »
AMAZING JOB!

Any "teacher" that can do this is bound to make a difference in the lives of quite a few young people  :bow:

Actually I suspect that you have just made a difference in the lives of a few of the adults who will read this thread as well.

Nice job
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Re: The Story of Meliscent Barrett (kid activities)
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 07:59:02 PM »
Thanks y'all!

And of course - anyone is welcome to use the handout. I sized it to print out full size on 8.5x11, so you should be able to just open the image and print as many copies as you need.


Gumball and poprocks - EXCELLENT idea. :)

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Re: The Story of Meliscent Barrett (kid activities)
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 08:54:49 PM »
I'll be doing something for some homeschoolers this fall and this will definitely be on the agenda.
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