Drinking Gourd Window Cut-Out
Harriet Tubman helped to create and operate the Underground Railroad that slaves followed to find their way to freedom. Relying on a network of secret meeting places, slaves were able to cross over to safer territories. Yet navigation was tough, and they relied on the stars to help them find their way, namely The North Star and the constellation of the Big Dipper, which they referred to as the Drinking Gourd.
In this craft your child will create her own Drinking Gourd to hang in her window. Not only is this an excellent way to learn about African-American history, but it also provides fine motor practice.
What You Need:
- Black sheet of paper
- Hole puncher
- Window pane
- Picture of the The Big Dipper or "The Drinking Gourd"