I dressed up like a pioneer today for singing time! I used a western accent and told them about how the handcart company was only allowed 17 lbs per person. I pretended were were pioneers and we had to decide what to bring in the handcart and what to leave at home. I drew a huge handcart on the chalkboard and put items to bring/leave all around the room. There were songs on the back of each item. The child picks something off the wall and puts it either the handcart or a the house.(a picture of a cabin next to the handcart). We had fun learned all the new pioneer songs and marching around the room. Here are the songs we learned. They are all beautiful: http://www.lds.org/music/library/childrens- songbook/the-handcart-song?lang=eng and http://www.lds.org/music/library/childrens- songbook/covered-wagons?lang=eng and http://www.lds.org/music/library/childrens- songbook/whenever-i-think-about-pioneers?lang=eng and http://www.lds.org/music/library/childrens- songbook/to-be-a-pioneer?lang=eng