When I was a young child I loved pretending I was an explorer or settler who had to build their own home, make their own food and supplies. That’s probably why I love the story of Ox-Cart Man so much. In Ox-Cart Man our man loads up his wagon with supplies and journeys to the city to trade their goods for things for his family.
I love the illustrations in this story and it is a great way to talk about the seasons with your younger children and trade and pioneer life for your older kids.
This is one of my favorite books and I think I read it too my kids way more than they wanted to hear it, although they did like discussing what they would want their father to bring back for them if they lived back then.
One fun activity you can do to include kids of all ages is to have one child pack up their “wagon” and have them journey to town. (Through the yard, house, etc) Once they get their, have them trade with other kids
Activities for Ox-Cart Man
- Four seasons printable worksheets
- Trees throughout the seasons art project
- Build a wagon
- Order the story printable
- Make beeswax candles
- My four seasons book
- Four seasons handprint trees
- Paper plate loom
- Homemade taffy
- Soap carving (for kids)