You must do the things you think you cannot do.
~
Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Walk Like An Egyptian

The first couple of weeks of history cover ancient Egypt so you know we had to make mummies. I was hoping Bill would give the green light to really mummify a chicken or something, but he preferred we didn't (no sense of adventure sometimes!).

We also made throwing sticks which young boys would play with to practice killing birds to eat- sort of like toy guns for kids today.





Here's our dollar store Barbie-like doll and a GI Joe. If you look closely, you'll see she's wearing a running skirt. I am quite the arteest!


They put amulets between layers of linen so we did too



Hands on crafts are our favorite part of school!

5 comments:

Kovas Palubinskas said...

How fun! Hopefully the kids got to try out the throwing sticks.

*~* *~* *~* *~* *~* Tracy said...

Oh definitely! We had a contest to see who could throw them into rings we drew, and now they just toss them around the yard at different trees.

The Green Girl said...

I loved the Barbie/Ken mummies!

I have a question, though, since when does Ken have a goatee?

*~* *~* *~* *~* *~* Tracy said...

Green Girl, he's some sort of GI Joe character. I'm not sure which one though. Just a spare we had in the 'army man' bin of toys

The Green Girl said...

Ah! Okay. I am feeling old and out of touch. When I used to play with GI Joe, he was an army green toy - I had no idea he had evolved into a Ken-like doll!

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