Paul Revere’s Ride and 2 If By Sea Lanterns

2 If by Sea LanternsPaul Revere’s Ride

After a recent trip to the Minute Man National Historic Park we read the book Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ted Rand. We looked at the lanterns we saw at the park. We talked about one or two lanterns and what was important about it. We also talked about how the poem is different than what really happened. That is was someone else who finished the ride and not Paul Revere.

After we finished talking about the book we made lanterns to hang in the window. What you need: wax paper, brown, yellow, & white construction paper, yellow and orange tissue paper, and glue.

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Rose and Amelia covered the plastic wrap with glue.

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2 If by Sea Lanterns

The girls put on the yellow and orange tissue paper.

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2 If by Sea Lanterns

They glued on the candle in the center of the picture.

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They glued on all four side of the lantern.

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2 If by Sea Lanterns
2 If by Sea Lanterns

They put the top on the lantern.

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The finishing touch was adding the flame on the candle.

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We hung the finished product in the window.

2 If by Sea Lanterns

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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15 Responses to Paul Revere’s Ride and 2 If By Sea Lanterns

  1. Beth says:

    LOVE your lanterns! They go perfectly with our Revolutionary War unit we just finished up. I’ll have to pin this to do with Minnie when she gets older =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF and for being kind enough to send a vote my way!!
    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

    • admin says:

      We had so much fun. I can’t wait to get my post up for the visit to the Minuteman National Historic Park. It was a great learning experience for them.

  2. Gabrielle says:

    Great craft! We am adding it to our Five In A Row activity list for Paul Revere’s Ride next year. So much fun that your girls got to see lanterns in person before reading the book.

  3. Love your lantern craft! I memorized that poem in 4th grade, but don’t remember much of it anymore.

    • admin says:

      It was lots of fun to do. The girls enjoyed it. Seeing what the real ones looked like helped as well. 🙂

  4. Allison says:

    Those are lovely! What a fun trip, and I love that you explained the difference between the poem and reality. Thanks for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!

    • admin says:

      It was fun! They loved it. They did point out that we learned he did not make it. We have since read a few other books about it as well.

  5. Mackenzie says:

    Awesome idea! This is a great follow-up and they turned out great! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes last weekend! We love having you join us and hope to see you again this weekend! See you soon!
    Mackenzie 🙂

  6. these lanterns are fabulous. What a great way to bring history to life! Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase

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