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Livening Up History w/ Story of the World Cool Crafts for Kids

by TerriAnn
Livening Up History w/ Story of the World's Cool Crafts for Kids #education #walmarttogo

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Do you like history? Don’t worry, not many do. Usually that’s because it was so mind-numbingly boring when you were in school that you can’t fathom ever having to go through it again. Since I homeschool my daughter, skipping history is not an option for either of us. So, the only way for us to survive this year’s history is to make it fun with some cool crafts for kids.

Cool Crafts for Kids from Story of the World

For the past few years, I have used Story of the World as our main history curriculum. We’ve read through the books and my daughter would complete the written chapter tests provided. This year, though, we’re going to do things a little differently. We’re going to go back through books one through four and do project-based learning. We’ll take nine activities from each volume and do one a week. These books list some fantastic activities but, aside from basic paper projects, the rest are a bit involved. These range from making models to cooking dishes to even mummifying things (yeah, we’re not going to do that because it’s just too gross).

Obviously, that means we need some specific items on hand. Thanks to Walmart to Go, I was able to get most of what I needed delivered. That’s right, I got some of my back to school shopping without having to leave the house. You can check out the Walmart To Go First – VIP Experiencehere.

Livening Up History w/ Story of the World's Cool Crafts for Kids #education #walmarttogo

Walmart to Go Experience

A couple items were substituted and two items were not in stock so I wasn’t charged for them. This was clearly stated when the delivery guys came. I thought it was funny that they needed to see my ID. Apparently, when you buy certain items it’s required that you show your identification. In this case, I ordered some glue and they had to make sure I wasn’t sniffing/abusing it 😛

One thing I should mention is that you need to keep in mind that what you get comes right from the store. That means that the same condition you’d find things on the shelves is what will be delivered. The craft sticks we got was ripped wide open and many of the paint jars are only 1/3 full. I wasn’t about to count each stick to make sure we really had 1000 and didn’t realize the paint jars were partially empty until the condensation that was inside when delivered dissipated. However, I did return the plastic wrap as it was totally open on one end and I have no idea what people could have done with it.

The moral of the story? Make sure you check your items carefully when the delivery person is there so you can return items you are not 100% happy with. Either that or check it as soon as possible and call customer service right away. Otherwise you’ll just have to eat the cost.

Livening Up History w/ Story of the World's Cool Crafts for Kids #education #walmarttogo

It’s great that I have one less errand to run but a bummer that Walmart To Go‘s delivery of items is so hit and miss. I guess I still have some more shopping to do, especially since some items were already out of stock when I was putting in my order. Oh well, at least I have what I need to get started and, hopefully, our history sessions will be a just a bit less painful this time around.

How do you make history interesting for your kids?

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work August 30, 2014 - 11:13 am

That’s a bummer that your items were not up to par. I haven’t done any history projects with my children yet.

Crystal August 30, 2014 - 5:34 pm

I am really interested in cutting out errands and being able to buy things like groceries online. I’m sure the services will only get better as more and more people utilize them. I hope your next shopping trip gets you everything you need.

Theresa Gould @ Faith and Family Reviews August 30, 2014 - 6:04 pm

I like doing models and dioramas with my kids also playing history games (like pioneers, cowboys etc) my older kids also like to make period costumes and such, history also happens to be my kids favorite subject so it’s easy to make it fun when they enjoy it so much.

Kelsey Apley August 30, 2014 - 7:11 pm

We don’t have kids, but I do love crafts with kids. I think it is such a great way for them to use their imagination and create whatever they think up!

Jenn August 30, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Oh wow, this is a great service, but like you said it’s a bummer when it’s hit or miss. Crafts are a great way to help kids liven up History.

Raijean S August 30, 2014 - 11:28 pm

My son would love this, it’s super cool for creative children.

HilLesha August 31, 2014 - 1:17 am

I have always been fond of history! I haven’t done any history-related crafts with my son yet, but I fondly remember doing shoebox projects with historic themes when I was in elementary.

Donna September 1, 2014 - 8:22 pm

So when you order from Walmart To Go your order comes from a local Walmart? I hate shopping (especially grocery shopping) so I’d love this! History is one of my favorite subjects, but not one of my son’s. :/

TerriAnn van Gosliga September 1, 2014 - 10:40 pm

Yes, seems like it came from the closest store (which is about 30 minutes from me). I’m not sure if you’d be able to get more in stock if there are several locations near you.

Liz Mays September 3, 2014 - 1:22 am

I like the idea of the service, but it’s not gonna be a time saver if you have to switch out the products you’re given. You’d think they’d know better than to grab the messed up products off the shelf. If they get it together, it could be an awesome service for people though.

Angela September 3, 2014 - 9:53 am

We used to do plays about historical events. That was always a lot of fun.

Penelope Guzman (NY Blogger) September 3, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Wow, I never really had a problem with items that were delivered from stores (usually only from private retailers) so that is a shame.

Tammy Litke (@threedifferent) September 8, 2014 - 7:58 am

We used Bob Jones for a year and they had some great project based ideas in their curriculum. Then we switched to an Audio CD series, and my daughter LOVED that. It was so well presented and made her want to learn more after each lesson.

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