The picture above, that I found on Pinterest (which is a post in and of itself) is what inspired this Little House on the Prairie learning unit. You can find the above picture at The Crafty Crow.
I had scraps of square fabric, so, the clothes were actually miniature size. But, they still worked out and were still cute! There were pants, a shirt and 2 style dresses. We also used the mini clothes pins.
I got these bonnets from my mom. She had them in storage. I think maybe I played with them as a kid, I don't remember. She said she thought that my Grandma made them for some church event. She was an excellent sewer!
I actually found this washboard at a local thrift store for $7.
They had a fun time doing this. My 5 year old really got into. She wore her bonnet all day and pretended she was a prairie girl. When she was washing clothes, she kept saying, "darn stain, get out."
Next, they hung them on their clothesline. I took 2 dowels that I had and strung twine between them.
This one loved to play in the water!
And that is the end of our Little House on the Prairie unit.