Well, we staycationed in Ancient Egypt this week, and my children had a lot of fun. First we made robes and coloured some amulets to wear, as well drew our cartouche(s).
Mr.O and Miss E liked dressing up, and were very excited to try some new recipes. They absorbed a lot of information. Mr O really doesn't like mummies though. He asked if he lived in Ancient Egypt if he would have to be mummified. I replied that if he had wealth he would, as it was custom. Mr O dramatically exclaimed, "I don't want to be a mummy!!" prompting Miss E to pat his back and say, "don't worry, you won't be a mummy....you'll be a daddy!"
While discussing the mummification process, we made our own mummies and sarcophagi. These turned out really well. I think the tube mummies are so cute!
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Mr O and Miss E liked dancing to Egyptian music- they couldn't keep their bums still if it was playing! Aside from all the reading, eating, and creating, we also had camel races. The children each carried a pillow on their back and raced on all fours. Eventually they ended up shoving the pillows right up their shirts. It was a lot of fun, and the giggles were worth all the work on my end to prepare it all.
Next week- Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Madagascar! I hope we can fit it all in...I see batik and basket weaving in our future!!