We had SUCH A FUN family night tonight!!!
Since tonight is the anniversary of Paul Revere's famous midnight run, I knew I wanted the lesson and activity to be based around that. I completely LOVE this era in American History and was so excited to teach the children about that famous night in a really fun way.
After reading the story, we picked the houses we wanted to ding dong ditch these packages to.
So I thought it would be fun to drop off English candy to our friends' homes to help celebrate the occasion.
I just added the candy to a cello bag and added a paper topper that read, "THE BRITISH ARE COMING..." and then I printed out the poem, Paul Revere's Ride, rolled it up in patriotic paper and tied it to the back of the bag topper.
Then it was time to hit the road!
Dan and the boys jumped on their skateboards and started ding dong ditching and leaving the treat bags at our friends' houses while Scarlet, KK and I waited in car.
They had SO much fun and were only caught once- and that was just lousy timing-- the Dad opened his front door to go to his car right when the boys stepped onto the porch! I think they scared him to death! lol
I started receiving some texts later on in the night thanking me for the fun treats. I asked Dan how they knew it was us and he said, "Um duh... do you think anyone else out there is celebrating the ride of Paul Revere?" I think the man may have a point!