Today we finished the first one of the books we've been reading with our Sonlight Curriculum, Pedro's Journal. The girls really enjoyed the fictional story of a young boy named Pedro who sailed as a cabin boy on Columbus' journey to the "Indies".
Since Sonlight seems to be lacking in fun activities to spice up some of the reading, I've been adding a few projects of my own. We did the art project with the Om-Kas-Toe book and then today we made our own board game about the voyage with Columbus. We used a file folder, some scrapbooking supplies, and a pair of dice. Along the pathway the girls came up with events from the book to make the game interesting. If you click on the photo of the game I think you can read it. We had so much fun making this game!
Here's a fun website where you can read excerpts from Columbus' actual journal: Journal