We are going to ask the vicar who knows a lot about how the hall we meet in survived bombing in the war. The church has a stained glass window commemorating this.
We are then going to make poppies and lay a wreath.
The following week we have a granny coming in to tell the girls about being their age during WW2.
She has ration books and a diary from the war.
I think that ration books would make a great game for the kids:
Currently in the planning stages but I think.... Set up tables of goods - they are your shops. Have a bakery, a butchers and a grocers.
Split the girls into groups. Should this be sixes, or into age groups so the older ones get to take it further than the younger ones?
Give the kids ration books & a shopping list - Perhaps they have senarios:
You are shopping for a family of 4. Buy ingredients to make one day's food for your family.
Mum - Loves porridge
Sister - Loves cheese sandwiches
Brother - Loves fish
Granny - Loves cake
You are shopping for a family of 3. Buy ingredients to make one day's food for your family.
Mum - Loves potatoes
Dad - Loves beef
Big sister - Loves apples (rare)
Little sister - Loves milk
You are shopping for a family of 2. Buy ingredients to make one day's food for your family.
Mum - Loves cake
Sister - Loves carrots
Points to be awarded for teams buying ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bonus points for buying the favourite foods.
There would be an opportunity for the girls to be inventive - family that loves cake and sandwiches could buy flour, butter, sugar, eggs, yeast... which would be cheaper than a loaf and a cake.
Bartering would be allowed - a family who had bought six cakes but only wanted 2 could sell them back perhaps if they then found they would need bread..........
I still have thinking to do on this but it looks as though it would work to me.
What do you think? Any helpful suggestions welcomed.