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  Section title: Activities


Log Cabin Scavenger Hunt
Don't Wake the Polar Bear
Sod House Living
Camp Out
Design Your Own Tipi
Build Your Own Longhouse

Play Games

Build Your Own Longhouse

Cedar, ash or elm bark was usually used for longhouses. The bark was placed like shingles from bottom to top so rain would run off. There were no windows. Doors were placed at each end. Holes to let smoke from the fires ran down the center of the roof. Shelves ran along the walls. They were used for sleeping and storing things.

For more on longhouses, check out the Books and Links section.


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