After reading about the Sumerians writing on clay tablets and the Ancient Egyptians making clay bowls, we decided to make our own. We had fun getting very messy! I made several tablets, and O(6) made her handprint on one. O tried to make a couple of bowls, but they fell apart.
E(2) loved writing on the tablets with twigs.
We traced her hand.
O asked if she could put clay on her face, and she seemed surprised when I said yes. Then she seemed REALLY surprised when she asked if she could put clay in her hair and I said yes!
E quickly copied her and covered her hair with clay, too. It was a fun and messy afternoon!
After they washed off in the lake, got sprayed off with the waterhose, and had a shower, we had a snack and watched a show about ancient Egypt via Discovery Streaming. Since we'd read about the Ancient Egyptians eating figs, I went out to our fig tree and picked a few figs (the girls were too hot and tired to join me...it was close to 100 degrees). They don't really like figs, so I put cheese on them, and O loved them. E ate the cheese, but not the figs.
Great pictures! Love the clay head! So much fun! I guess figs are an acquired taste - I love them! Fabulous idea. ReneeReplyDelete
Thanks, Renee! I love figs, too! I'm surprised that O doesn't love them, but I'm not surprised about E...she's a little more picky.ReplyDelete
Love this post!!ReplyDelete