Everyone who reads the books knows how hard the family works, and Ma had a special saying for herself and the girls for the chores assigned to each day of the week.
Each day had its own proper work. Ma used to say:
“Wash on Monday,
Iron on Tuesday,
Mend on Wednesday,
Churn on Thursday,
Clean on Friday,
Bake on Saturday,
Rest on Sunday.”
From Little House in the Big Woods (Chapter Two, Winter Days and Winter Nights)
But today, families don’t usually need a day for ironing or mending, and churning is not needed for most families. This worksheet asks students to think about how Ma had chores assigned for each day of the week, and how this could be updated for today’s families.
Download the free printable worksheet: Little House in the Big Woods Ma’s Work Saying