Ancient Egypt Project 09/12/2009Posted by snoozerider in home education, kids craft, painting.
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The last month or two, we have been “doing” Ancient Egypt. We have:
- made a potato mummy – we cut a vaguely human shape out of a slice of potato, covered it with a mixture of bicarbonate of soda and salt and left for two weeks in a sealed container. The potato shrinks and blackens and goes a bit yucky. You can then wrap it in bandages and voila you have your mummy. If you were really brave you might try this with a chicken . My recommendation would be to use a pretty big potato cos it is surprising how much it shrinks!
- made reed boats from bendy straws
- made and played a game of Senet, making a board from rigid cardboard and counters out of air drying clay
- learned how the Egyptians prepared bodies for mummifcation by playing this game on the BBC History site
- played lots of games of Tutan Loot ‘Em (a fabulous board game made by Orchard Toys)
- made Pharoah’s crowns
- coloured in lots of Egyptian pictures
- painted a life sized (well, Waif sized!) Ancient Egyptian man