Transported Back to Colonial Times

A boys and girl make candles.

Candle making and yarn weaving were among the activities that fourth-graders at Bayville Intermediate School tried during Colonial Day. The curriculum includes learning about colonial times and, therefore, replicating activities done during that era helps reinforce the lessons learned in class.

Parent volunteers helped the day to run smoothly by leading various activities. They helped children dip wicks into colored wax to make candles and instructed them in how to weave yarn. In another demonstration, volunteers outlined students’ heads using flashlights to replicate the silhouette portraits of the time because cameras had not yet been invented. Other activities included writing in calligraphy and making butter from scratch.