Built around 1765, the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac is one of the most beautiful jewels of Quebec’s rural architecture. Classified Heritage site, the Moulin is one of the few premises of its era to still have a functioning mechanisms.
For a long time, bread was the foundation of our ancestors’ diet. Adéline, the presbytery housekeeper needed to make bread everyday. During this activity, the children will make a bread they’ will be able to eat during lunch or snack time, and a second bread they will be able to bring back home. Through the gentle handling of yeast and the mixing of multiple ingredients, they will learn the joys of cooking by playing.
Before baking bread, the citizens needed to grind their grains at the mill in order to have flour. With the help of a model of the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac, the children will become familiar with the running of a flour mill. They will also be able to crush the grains with a rock in order to understand how the millstones (where the flour is made) work.
Children will create a mosaic of recycled and colourful wood chips. They will be able to give free rein to their imagination, thanks to a glue they created themselves with flour and water. They will also learn where the sawdust they are using comes from. Then, they will learn the existence of sawmills.