I was thinking about just rerunning my Egyptology program, BUT(T) I was OUT of Troll dolls. I mean seriously, why did I even agree to do an Egypt program without Trolls?
Undeterred, I soldiered on.
I found this little guy on Pinterest and figured I'd give it a shot. Check out my finished product:
|Coworker: "Well I mean, how old was the child who made this?"|
1. Read "The Scarab's Secret" by Nick Would and explained some things that might have been difficult for the smaller attendees to grasp as I went along; afterward I talked about what mummies' tombs are and why they are filled and decorated.
2. Shared some Ancient Egypt facts, which were from a combination of lists I found on the Internet. I even talked about mummies' curses (and how they were fake, I promise)!
3. Explained the stations and set them loose. The stations were:
-- Making an Indiana Jones hat like the ones at my Monsterology program
--Making the above mummy craft (they never saw what it was supposed to look like)
--Making their mummy's tomb: on a small paper bag, they drew their name in hieroglyphics (printable here) and then drew a few things they'd want to take on Ra's journey if they were mummies. I know, it sounds completely morbid, but these kids were coming to this program because they wanted to learn about dead people, so I was just catering to my audience.
As an added bonus, as they left I gave each family a copy of the Ancient Egyptian game Senet. The top of the page at that link doubles as a game board, and rules are underneath.
Did you run an Ancient Egypt program this summer? What did it entail? Let me know or leave a link in the comments!