Monday, January 6, 2014

Egyptian Pyramid

 
Since Matthew got really good with his reading he has been enjoying the Magic tree house books. It all started because the first one was about Dinosaurs which he loves.  The second one was about a Knight.  He has just finished reading the 3rd book Mummies in the morning.  We have been trying to do an activity to go with each of the books. 
 
We have made Dino pictures, a castle picture and this time an Egyptian pyramid.
 
I could so easily have made a template myself for the pyramid but decided to cheat and use google to find a template.  As Matthew would say Google is a wonderful thing.
 
Having printed this out when Matthew was asleep we were ready.  I had also saved a bit of sand in the summer that would come in handy for a desert.

 
First I got him to cut out the template. 


We then used a ruler to help us make the folds.  I decided as it was a bit fiddly it was easier if I put it together with Matthew adding the glue.
 
 
It was then his idea to make it into a mini Egyptian Scene.  So we cut out a square from an old box and stuck the pyramid in the middle.
 
 
Now came the fun bit for him.  We put the pyramid inside a tray and added glue to the base.  Then like glitter we sprinkled the sand over the glue, and shook off the excess.
 
 
 
Matthew decided it needed a bit more.  So we decided to add some Palm trees.  I cut out oval shapes with a fold down the middle.  We then cut some slits along the rounded side and pushed a cocktail stick in the end of each leaf.  We used 4 on each tree.  I had hopped we could then just push the other end of the cocktail stick into the base, but our card wasn't thick enough.  So we used a bit of green play dough as that was handy.
 

4 comments:

  1. That's cute! We've been learning about Egypt most of the school year.

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  2. Awesome! My son thinks Egyptian history is cool. He'd LOVE doing this! Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky Party. I hope you'll come again tomorrow and share more of your ideas!

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  3. This is so cool! We have an Egypt unit coming up sooner than later, so this got me inspired to start gathering ideas. Thanks for posting.

    Renae

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  4. Great craft to do when studying Egypt! Thank you for sharing.

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