Tuesday, August 28, 2007
So, it's definitely not the greatest picture - but it is the best picture I got! They were having such fun floating their boats down the Nile River that every single picture I took was blurry. *smile*
For our Egypt unit, we made the Nile River run through our home for a few days with blue cellophane, and made papyrus boats out of straws. They turned out much cuter than I thought they would (but if I had to do it again I would skip the brown spray paint. It looked so nice at first, but I now have brown flecks of paint covering many things in my house!)
This unit is going so much smoother - although I still can't seem to get Punkin to stop doing handstands every 5 seconds. (Ideas welcome!) Anyway, Punkin is fascinated by everything about ancient Egypt, and really wants to learn more about mummies. So far, we've talked about the Nile River, kings & queens and the power they have (and that God is always in charge of them ultimately), and the type of clothes they wore and houses they lived in.
And, yes, for those of you who really know my son, SnugBug thinks cars are especially fun on crinkly cellophane. :)
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