The Idaho Liberty Girls Retreat
Theme: Be an Ally for a Day
Discover what life was like for a girl living during World War II, from 1941-1945.
Saturday, January 7, 2017; 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
For all girls, ages 6-11
We are sorry to announce that the Liberty Girls Retreat and Experiential Learning class have been cancelled due to insufficient registration. Idaho friends are welcome to attend the Spring 2017 Liberty Girls Retreat in Utah County, UT. Theme: "Be an Abolitionist for a Day" focused on the Civil War Era.
Liberty Girls Retreats provide an exciting opportunity for girls ages 6-11 to learn about American history through hands-on experiences. Get messy, dress up, be creative, have adventures, and meet new friends!
Lunch is included with admission. (Dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian options provided.)
Come dressed in a 1940's themed outfit and bring items to sell at the "Ally Store" and to donate to the soldier care packages. Click here for costume ideas, or invent your own!
Hear inspiring stories about heroes and heroines, victory and surrender, great leaders and evil tyrants, refugees who were saved by strangers, and the strength of American patriotism.
Receive your own food ration book, to use in a simulated food shopping experience; barter with your neighbor for needed food; learn to conserve resources and share what you have. Find out about Victory Gardens and food preservation.
Join the US Army Nurse Corp
Pretend that you are a new Army Nurse and you are providing medical services to wounded soldiers and other wounded people. The Head Nurse will show you what to do. You will learn about the daily life and duties of an Army Nurse as you take care of wounds and bandages, fractures, burns, and heat and cold emergencies. You’ll learn to lift and move patients safely, and make bandages from old bed sheets.
Shop at the Ally Store
Girls are invited to bring a few 1940's themed items to "sell" for tokens that they can use to buy items brought by other girls. Ideas for items may include:
Anything themed red, white and blue, paper dolls, hula hoop, bubble blowing sets, the games Clue and Scrabble, crossword puzzles, hair accessories – especially flowers, scarves and bows, dolls, M&M’s, Tootsie Rolls, Almond Joys, Cheetos, Junior Mints, Smarties, homemade cookies, V8 Juice, Jello, pudding, pickles, crackers, cup cakes, and items sweetened with honey since sugar was scarce.
Discover Anne Frank’s Hiding Place: The Secret Annex
“Anne” welcomes you for a visit to the Secret Annex where she lived in hiding, with other Jews, for more than two years. Learn about her daily life, explore the Secret Annex, talk to "Anne" about her diary, her family and the other Jews hiding in the Annex.
Supporting Our Troops
Prepare care packages for current soldiers, just like girls did for soldier serving in World War II. Write a letter to a soldier to thank them for their service. Learn a popular patriotic song from the 1940’s, and practice flag etiquette.
Small American flag
Tiny personal fan
Small tissue packets
Mothers and Big Sisters are needed to assist the girls with the activities and with the lunch. Mothers may earn free tickets for their daughters and other girls for volunteering.
Learn about volunteer opportunities HERE.
Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PMMountain Time
Home of Liz Simmons4320 E 265 NRigby, Idaho 83442
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