Friday was Native American Day at Nathan's school. It was a lot of fun, even though it was cold. There were 5 different centers. Oh wait, first they had to dress in their Native American attire.
Then on to the friendship ceremony where each child made a friendship necklace with noodles, then drew a friends name out of a bag and presented their necklace with a compliment. It was cute, and the kids did great. The teachers were worried they might not like giving their necklaces away, but we had no problems.
Then we had to learn to hunt with spears and then spear a turkey. Once the turkey was dead they broke it open and ate the "turkey meat" -popcorn and jerky. I don't have picture of that, mother nature called, but Nathan still got some popcorn.
Next they learned about how important corn was, and they planted a seed and added a prayer stick for rain to it. Then the kids went fishing in the stream and learned about how they would dry their food.
Lastly we were at the drum station - by far the kids favorite station(not the parents) Each child decorated a drum around the "campfire" and listened to music. Then they got up an danced around the fire.
It was a fun and informative day.
He's FOUR now!
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