Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ancient Egypt Revisited

History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.-Dexter Perkins

We had some leftover Ancient Egypt things from my son's birthday a few weeks ago, so we called some friends over to finish our love affair with Ancient Egypt

we made beetle or scarab paintings
while we painted we read from several books about various aspects of Egyptian life in times gone by

the flicking part of water color paint was a huge hit


Then we took coloured sand (because sand is a big hit in Egypt!) and using glue coloured in different parts of the map. Each child pick an icon off the map and we discussed it's significance

We played Ancient Egyptian doctor and offered the various cures of onion, honey and the not-to-be forgotten pig's teeth used for stomachaches

What's a day of Ancient Egypt without a feast of their favourite foods

We then mummifed several plastic animals in toilet paper
Played some Egyptian games

And because I'm stingy...ahem...frugal, we mummified apples instead of chicken breast.
We made hypotheses of the outcome of being kept in vinegar, salt and baking soda for a month. We shall see what happens in a month. Stay tuned.

We said goodbye to our friends and then  felt it necessary to prepare international cuisine.

Iranian Aash

Finnish Porkanna Laatikko

...and Egyptian mummies!

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