Have you ever watched an episode of the “Little House on the Prairie” TV show and thought “I wish I knew how to do that”? We’ve gathered a list of those practical, hands-on skills and hobbies, as well as resources to help you get started! It’s a brand new year, and we believe it’s the perfect time to try your hand at learning something new. Which one will you start with first?

In Little House in the Big Woods, Laura recalls how she and Mary would help Ma make homemade butter. Not only would they churn it in a butter churn, but then they would color it with carrot juice, and mold it into pretty shapes for their visitors. Despite all their extra touches, making homemade butter with kids can actually be quite easy. You only need a few supplies, some willing helpers with strong arms, and this simple DIY recipe to enjoy this time-honored tradition.

Did you know that the real Mary Ingalls and Charles Ingalls shared a birthday? They were both born on January 10th – Charles Phillip Ingalls or “Pa” in 1836 and Mary Amelia Ingalls in 1865. Learn more about the real Mary and Charles in this exclusive article about the Ingalls family.

This month we celebrate the birthday of the late Katherine MacGregor who brought such charisma and energy to the role of Harriet Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie” for so many years. As a result, fans remember her character fondly. Learn more about her fascinating life, and then take the Little House on the Prairie Character Quiz to find out which Walnut Grove character you resemble most!

This month, we’re spotlighting The World of Little House, written by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson. Many people know Laura Ingalls Wilder as the original pioneer girl whose Little House books were inspired by the events of her real life. The World of Little House details how Laura’s life was not only different from her stories but how as an adult she came to write her famous books. You will love how The Word of Little House explores in detail the stories, houses, landscapes, journeys, foods, activities, and crafts as well as maps, family trees, photographs, and timelines that trace the history of Laura and her family.

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