Connecticut, Rhode Island,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine
701-1 Clay Lobster- The chief lobster fisheries in
the Unites States are located in New England especially Maine. Lobsters
are crustaceans, all have a pair of pincers called chelapeds, or "claws";one
is a heavier crusher claw and the other is a smaller feeding claw.
We always picture lobsters as red – but did you know that most
start out other colors even blue/green and only turn red when they
701-2 Braided Rug- Recycling is not a new idea. The
American folk art of rug braiding, originated in New England in the
1820’s. Resourceful women cut wool strips from used clothing
and blankets, and recycled them into braided floor rugs.
701-3 Rhode Island Penny Rug- The Rhode Island Red
is the state bird of Rhode Island, also the home of the first penny
rug. The penny rug got its name because coins were used as templates
to cut wool circles from used blankets and clothing. The circles were
then stitched in a decorative pattern to a wool background with a
blanket stitch. Penny rugs were also used as bed coverings and table
runners, rather than rugs.
The Rhode Island Red Chicken shows up again in this fun game. Store
the game pieces in their own coop too.
701-5 Maple Soap- New England is known for their
abundance of trees including the beautiful maple. Maples are known
not just for their beautiful colored leaves in the fall but also for
maple syrup. Our soap has both the maple shape and scent.
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