Monday, October 21, 2013

Ancient Egypt

New Fish
 The girls and I have been reading a lot together lately, mostly because I don't feel like doing much else.  In an effort to create more diversity in our reading material we are stating to read more about different time periods and cultures.  Don't worry.  We still read more than enough fiction and make believe.  We read picture books, poetry and nonfiction science books.  Most recently we have been reading about ancient Egypt.  New Fish has especially enjoyed reading about the pharoahs and tombs and all of the treasures they were buried with.  We read about the discovery of King Tut's tomb and made masks.  We downloaded printables for these masks here.  The kids had a good time coloring them over the last week and it gave them a good project that didn't need close supervision.  I just helped them glue the final product together and put it on.
Red Fish
 We read about the invention of writing and about hieroglyphics and the kids tried their hand at drawing their name as a heiroglyphic with air dry clay.  We also attempted sugar cube pyramids that didn't end up looking like pyramids at all.


JJscraps said...

ohhh! your cool factor for my kids went up about 100 points, LOVE this project. You are AMAZING.

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