Kateri Tekakwitha’s story may spark the imagination of children who love dramatic play or “pretending.” Provide them with props that encourage them to play about life in a 17th century Mohawk village.

Prop suggestions:
• Baskets of various sizes
• For children ages 4 and up: a handful of walnuts, some dried corn and/or beans (for imaginary gathering, planting, cooking, eating)
• Small blankets or towels (for wrapping dolls, to wear as shawls, for beds, etc.
• Small or large unbreakable bowls
• Baby dolls
• Cradleboards: For ideas of how to make these for dolls, see: http://www.nativecradleboards.com/
• Large cardboard boxes (for canoes)