Yurts are tent-like houses which are constructed by covering wooden lattice framing with felted wool. Sometimes the wool was coated in animal fat to make it more waterproof. People of the Stepppes of Asia have lived in yurts for thousands of years and still live in them today.
Our yurts were created with clothes pins, felt, card stock paper, yarn and some glitter glue for decoration.
Yurt being erected.
The finished yurts can be used for cute doll houses. Maybe Barbie would like a new Yurt?
Here are links to some hands-on history activities for kids.