For even more fun, each student made a Pioneer Hat that they can wear during class time that identifies which wagon train he/she is travelling with. The hats were easy to make and have helped students get into character as their Oregon Trail "family" is travelling west.
Here are the steps for making a Pioneer Hat. Of course, we used them for the Oregon Trail, but I know other teachers have used them with other themes. Depending on the color and the way you roll the paper, these hats could be perfect for any occasion!
First cut a large piece of butcher paper. Place it on head with the
curl facing down.
Wrap the paper around the head.
Hold in place.
Wrap masking tape around the
head two times. Place tape
around the forehead and above
Gently roll the edges up. Roll tightly
and close to the head for a boy hat.
Roll loosely and leave longer for a girl
Fun hats for any occasion!!