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I know it sounds a little late in the game for a first field trip, but my children have always been homeschooled. We’ve gone on plenty of family outings, but last week we got to experience the real deal.

I recently joined a local homeschooling group, and our first outing was a trip to the Fort St. James Historical Park. About seven families came with oodles of children, ages 10 months to 15 years, many of whom I was meeting for the first time.

I ended up leading the oldest group of kids: 8 & up. There were 7 stations with activities at each stop. Our group started out with throwing spears. You don’t get to throw spears every day! I cheered on the group, and tried not to jump up and down and yell β€œMe!” when the coordinator asked if any of the parents wanted a turn. (By the way, the kids are way better at throwing spears than I am.)

Our next stop was the trading shop. The children were asked to identify a variety of furs which they were amazing at. The man overseeing that activity was astonished at how well the kids did. They then had a chance to practice their trading skills at the store, by making up a story about where they got their fur and of what type of quality it was.

This just shows how much of a kid I am, but my favourite station was the historic games. I can walk on stilts! Now I don’t have any pictures to prove it, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. I think I’ll have to get a pair of those. They might come in handy considering I’m somewhat vertically challenged.

We finished up with some teamwork; piecing together a small building, and then a picnic in the grass. I’m thankful for friends new and old, and for the adventures ahead. πŸ™‚

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