I watched the TV show when I was a kid and, of course, had the collection of books, and I am pleased to find that a new generation also loves them. If you are looking for a few party ideas around Little House on the Prairie, read below:
Little House on the Prairie Crafts:
- Make little log cabins out of Popsicle sticks.
- Purchase bonnets and have the guests decorate them to wear at the party (can be a first activity as they enter the party).
- The group could make a small quilt by sewing up a few patches each … or have the guests decorate one quilt patch to take home with them.
Little House on the Prairie Activities:
- Have guests come dressed in Prairie costumes!
- Enjoy a relay race of carrying one or two buckets of water from one end of the yard and back again without spilling water.
- Enjoy an apple-bobbing contest.
- Of course, you could always watch an episode of the Little House on the Prairie show (maybe a favorite episode of your daughter’s).
- Lay out butcher paper on a long table, and have the guests create a scene from the show using markers, stickers, glitter glue, and crayons. The kids can title the scene and hang it up as a further decoration.
- Some of the show takes place during the “Gold Rush” — have the guests search for gold-wrapped treasures, i.e. candy and little prizes, in a treasure hunt.
- Try preserving foods as they would have on the prairie, i.e. fruits, meats, vegetables.
A big part of the party could be having the kids help make some of the special foods from the books or simply serve them:
- Pancake men with maple syrup
- Corn cakes
- Fruit Roll Ups
- Pumpkin pie
- Cheese and crackers
- Beef Jerky and other dried meats
Perhaps a party favor could be a copy of the Little House on the Prairie book to take home.
Here is a great resource of foods and other activities (including making dyes) that go along with Little House on the Prairie and would be a lot of fun!