Donni at The Magic Onions shares a fun pretend play
activity to go along with her favorite book choice,
Little House on the Prairie!
Hi, I'm Donni from The Magic Onions. When Cassi
asked me to share our favorite book, the choice was
easy... Little House On The Prairie by Laura Ingalls
Wilder! We began reading the series at the beginning of
last year, when Kitty was 6. Our 'evening chapter' soon
became the favorite times in both of our days. We would
often break our 'one chapter a night' rule and read on
way into the night, often until Daddy popped his head
into Kitty's room to ask if I was aware that it
was past ten o'clock!
The series begins with The Little House in the Big Woods.
This book remains both Kitty's and my favorite of all.
The story is told through the eyes of a pioneer girl, Laura.
It starts when Laura is 4 and travels with her across the
American prairie until she blossoms into adulthood in the
last book in the series. It was pure delight for me to see
my little girl connect so deeply with a character in a
chapter book. The happenings would resonate so deeply
within her that it was often all we talked about for days. I
know that she is not alone in letting Laura into her heart
as she and her friends still play 'Little House On The
Prairie' at every available opportunity. They cook and
bake, they milk their cows, and they run through the
meadow as if they are truly pioneer girls running through
the long grasses of the prairie.
last book. In fact, both of us shed many tears. A few
months ago, Kitty asked if we could start at the beginning
again and I agreed eagerly. This time, Teddy has joined
in too. He is only 4 and it has amazed me how much he is
enjoying it, although he can only concentrate through one
chapter at a time. A few nights ago, Kitty sighed deeply
while we were reading. I asked her what was making her
sad and she replied that she wished we were a family
who washed our clothes by hand like Laura and Ma did in
the book. (I smiled inwardly). 'Well' I said, 'Lets make
some clothes for you and Teddy to wash in your Little
House in the Big Woods.' (we have made a little outdoor
house for them to play Little House on the Prairie in).
'Great idea!' she agreed. Today, we had a wonderful day
making, and washing, prairie clothes. I assembled my
fabric scraps and we used a permanent marker to draw
the outlines of clothes onto our fabric scraps. Kitty and
Teddy used scissors to cut them out.
of your clothes.
and cut out their clothes.
a bowl with some warm, soapy water.
peacefully on the line, drying in the sun. And the children
have been playing 'Little House on the Prairie' all day
long. Teddy has washed his clothes and hung them up
on the line to dry three times :-)
I hope we have inspired you to read, or re-read,
the Little House on the Prairie books.
Blessings and magic, Donni
The Magic Onions
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