Hello Kitty Mummies and More
- It’s fun to learn these great, big, exciting stories – what’s not cool about mummies and pyramids?
- I’m learning things I never knew I never knew, like why Upper Egypt is in the South (ok, geography is not my strong point!)
- It’s giving her amazing context for the stories of her faith – without any “drilling,” she can put the Red Sea in relation to the Nile Delta on the map
I missed a few great titles in the pic above, especially the fiction stuff like Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomi DePaola!
I wasn’t feeling very “project-y” at first, so did the easiest sounding activity – letting her smell a bunch of herbs, then choose a few to put in a bottle of oil we then left in the sun for a few days. Ta da – embalming oil! But the one project seemed to energize me for a few more.
Hello Kitty inside her wrappings and mask. Why hello Kitty? I didn’t get it at first, but Miss D explained. Because of Bastet, of course! And then the sarcophagus, with many intricate “hieroglyphics”…
Wrapped the week up with some math-y pyramid construction. (Yay, I skipped all the lessons about solid geometric shapes because she runs into cylinders, cubes and spheres plenty in real life. Pyramids aren’t quite as commonplace!)