Pilgrim children had a very different life than children of today. We are going to read Sarah Morton: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl and Samuel Eaton: A Day in the Life of Pilgrim Boy. Each day we will dive into the life of a pilgrim boy and girl, learning through photographs, letters, video and the book about what life was like long ago. We will talk about the different clothing, chores, food, manners and school. Then compare that to children's life today, both looking for similarities and differences.
Pilgrim children had very difficult childhoods. Not only did they travel to an unknown land, but they had to do many chores that were very physical in labor. They also had different clothes, wearing many layers, tying things on instead of elastic (b/c it wasn't invented!) and wearing multiple layers! They also had to serve the adults first, after helping to prepare the meal AND not sit down at dinner. They were not really supposed to talk to adults unless they were spoken to or the adult asked them something.
This might be a fun conversation to have at home and talk about what the past was like for their grandparents, or even you! Sharing about music (tapes, dvds, online music etc). Showing them photographs, clothing and other things from your and/or your parents past would be a great way to reinforce this concept.