"Young learners of history need active participation and hands-on experiences.

Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself is an abundant and valuable resource for engaging students in understanding early American life."

     ~ Jack Larkin

        Chief Historian and                Museum Scholar,

        Old Sturbridge Village


"This delightful book is a wonderful and new way for children to become intrigued with colonial American history. The clearly explained and easy hands-on projects are well chosen to illustrate the realities of daily life long ago. They can truly captivate children’s imaginations and make history real. This book should be a hit with families, teachers, and history museums!"

     ~ Paula Locklair

        Old Salem Museums          and Gardens


Great Colonial American Projects

With little understanding of where they were headed, brave men and women embarked on a journey to a new and unknown land. A land we now call America. What they found – and what they did – changed the course of history forever.


From colonial fashions and trades to biographies on key historical figures such as Captain John Smith and Thomas Jefferson, this interactive guide blends engaging activities with facts and trivia about early America. Through hands-on projects using common household materials, kids will explore the daily lives of early colonists and try their hand at activities such as rug braiding, candle making, and weather forecasting.