Credit for this part goes to a Mom and preschool teacher who did the Challenge with her two young sons and managed to keep them entertained and engaged.
The job of lighthouse keeper wasn't easy. You never got a vacation or even a day off. Sometimes your family could live with you, but sometimes it was just you and your assistant. And the uniform was kind of cool but there were lots of rules you had to follow - 74 rules to be exact. Here are some of the rules:
In July 1881, the United States Light-House Board published "Instructions to Light-Keepers." The Board listed 74 instructions. Here are the first few instructions to the keeper.
Maybe that's enought rules for now, but if you want to know them all, just go to the Tinicum Rear Range Light page on Facebook. They've listed all 74. And maybe you want to reconsider if you'd really like to be a lighthouse keeper.
Download and print the pages below and have the kids color them with the right colors (or let them be creative) after they visit the lighthouses, lifesaving stations or museum.