The Ancient Egypt party was a blast! The kids wrote their names with the use of Ancient Egyptian writing called heiroglyphics onto peices of paper cut out into little tablets...very cute.
Here is a picture of the hieroglypic symbols we used:
Then they made little mummies to go inside an egg carton sarcophagus....another creative idea:
While they were making their mummies, we dined on Egyptian foods. Such as figs, dates, grapes, pomegranates, raisins & and other dried fruits.
The kids gobbled it up before I could take a picture of everything...but here's what was left:
Our activity was last and ended up being fun for all the kids. First we talked about the 3 different types of pyramids:
and TYPICAL or STANDARD PYRAMID
Then we discussed the structure of the pyramid and passed out our pretzels & marshmallows to begin construction.
Here is Dagyn's ...she's so proud of herself. It wasn't an easy thing to do...the pretzels didn't always want to stick to the marshmallows.
And here are Dyxon (left) and Devyn (right) making theirs. Notice Dyxon's concentration....tongue sticking out! He gets that from his Daddy. ;)
And here is Dyson in the lower right-hand corner concentrating very closely on his pyramid construction.
Denym is being held by my friend Aubree in the background on the left. She was so good for Aubree too. Which helped me out a lot since I was running around assisting the children with constructing their pyramids & passing out more marshmallows. For some reason they kept disappearing...hmmm?
And a party in the Arizona heat would not be complete without WATERMELON....YUMMY!!!
It would be OK to say that the kids had fun.
Next month we are traveling to ANCIENT CHINA!