Colonial Fairs Bring History to Life for PV Fifth-Graders

PERKIOMEN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT FIFTH-GRADERS TRAVEL BACK IN TIME DURING SPRING COLONIAL FAIRS

COLLEGEVILLE – Perkiomen Valley School District fifth-graders took a trip back in history to colonial-era America when they participated in Colonial Fair events held at their schools during the month of May.

Participation in the Colonial Fair is an annual tradition in the district, though several of this year’s events had to take place inside due to the rain. The fair, developed in collaboration by teachers from South, Evergreen, Schwenksville, and Skippack elementary schools, is designed to provide hands-on, fun-filled experiences for students who are studying American colonial life as part of the fifth-grade curriculum.

During Colonial Fairs, students rotate through various stations that are run by teachers or parent volunteers. Children experience what life was like in the 1700s through activities such as cooking, sewing, craft-making, ice-cream-making, and participating in games from the time period. Students dress in colonial attire to make the experience even more authentic.

“Throughout the years, we have found this all-day activity to be a most enriching experience for the students of Perkiomen Valley School District,” said Jeanene Marr, teacher at South Elementary School.