After seeing the Peeps dioramas in the Washington Post, the kids were dying to make their own crafty-sweet versions. I agreed to let them go wild, under one condition: They had to make a scene depicting something we’d covered so far this year in history. And we got their two friends who do history with them involved too.
I think what they came up with is pretty great. . .
Columbus sailing to the New World by my son, age 7:
Here are the native people waiting for his arrival:
Poor Verrazano meeting an unfortunate end with a bunch of hungry cannibals, by my friend’s son, age 8 (I love him in the pot over the fire!):
Pocahontas saving John Smith, by my friend’s daughter, age 11:
Pilgrims working hard on their new land, by Jilly, age 9:
And, finally, the Salem Witch Trials, by Belly, age 11:
And, yes, many Peeps were harmed in the making of these scenes. (burp)