Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Paper Bag Teepee

Throughout the year we learned a little bit about a few different Native American tribes. When we were studying the Sioux of the Great Plains the boys made teepees out of paper bags.

This project was completed in one sitting & made a great visual when learning about the Sioux. We learned that the teepees were positioned so the door flaps opened to the east, the direction of the rising sun. We learned that the designs painted or embroidered on the outside represented something significant about the family living in the teepee. They had fires & cooked in their teepees. This, of course, created smoke. The hole & flaps at the top of the teepee were there to let the smoke escape.

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  1. They are adorable and quite accurate!! Love it!

  2. I love that they used the stencils from the book and learned their meanings. It would be fun to set up an entire village for our little plastic soldier type tribe.

  3. I love their teepees, I'll have to show my kids because we just read "Indian in the Cupboard."


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