Boston: Facts and Figures

This month, Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors and Children in Action will explore the city of Boston. Children will also have the chance to learn about the Mahon family and their important work sharing the gospel and reaching out with the love of Christ to their friends and neighbors. But before you teach your first lesson, it might be a good idea to brush up on a little Boston, Massachusetts, trivia.  

Did You Know?

  • Boston built America’s first subway system in 1897.
  • Boston is known as “Beantown” because early settlers adapted a Native American baked bean recipe and popularized it among sailors who visited their port.
  • Boston cream pie was invented at a hotel in Boston and is now the official dessert of Massachusetts.
  • Boston is home to Harvard University, the first college in North America.
  • Basketball was invented in Massachusetts in 1891 by James Naismith.
  • Marshmallow Fluff was also invented in Massachusetts in 1917.
  • And, probably most importantly, chocolate chip cookies were invented in Massachusetts in 1938.

All of these facts—and a whole lot more—can be found in the children’s curriculum this month. Take time to explore this exciting information with your kids. Believe it or not, learning about a wider world is an important part of missions discipleship. In many ways, these fun facts and figures open up a new world they may never experience otherwise. It teaches them that there are people in the world who look and sound different than they do, and yet, God loves them just as much. Help bring about a new generation of children who know and care about people living in “faraway” places like Boston. You never know what you might inspire!

Zachariah Seanor is the national consultant for Royal Ambassadors, Challengers, and Youth on Mission; husband to an amazing wife; and lover of the great outdoors. When he's not in the office writing blogs, he enjoys warm fires, cool summer nights, and long walks with his border collie, Nellie.

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