Kids Play Their History Lessons

Today JD Boy wouldn’t stop: "Mommy, mommy, please video us." He is one of if not the most persistent child I’ve ever met. I was so busy and didn’t really have time, but if you’ve read the parable about the unjust judge in the Bible then you already know that persistence pays off. Finally, I said, "Okay, where do I have to go to video you?" Well it was only a few feet away and it didn’t require putting on my coat and shoes, so I agreed. I got my camera, headed to the bottom of the stairs and then the kids began their presentation. Here it is.

Now, we didn’t study Christopher Columbus this week or month, we studied it in September. Obviously though JD Boy took a liking to the story and he persuaded his siblings to participate in his imaginary sailing across the Atlantic. He even invited Captain Jones on the journey. Pretty amazing huh? It seems the water must have been a bit rough and required bicycle helmets. Wouldn’t Columbus have loved those? And you’ll notice, that, unfortunately, the captain of the Pinta freaked out and wasn’t able to make the voyage.

5 thoughts on “Kids Play Their History Lessons

  • March 11, 2009 at 11:37 pm
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    Oh so funny! I have matching scars on both my shins from my childhood voyages down the stairway! What great memories. I think the Pinta has a very wise captain!

  • March 12, 2009 at 2:21 am
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    That is so cute! I love the ending. :)

    Donna

  • March 17, 2009 at 1:33 pm
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    Very creative and adorable. Your well trained helmet wearers put on a great presentation for Christopher Columbus! I'm glad you didn't have to go outside to video as it's been so cold here in WA.

    I just noticed you had friended the WA State HSNations Blog…sorry I don't get to that part of the blog too often.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day and God bless!

    Marie

    WA State HSNations Volunteer Coordinator

  • March 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm
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    We thought your video was hilarious!

  • April 19, 2009 at 12:21 pm
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    That's definately my favorite video I've seen all month. I was a little nervous about the Pinta so I was releaved that the captian decided to abandon the voyage.

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