Continuing with our Egypt studies for geographies. Click here for part one. I needed an easy meal to go with Egypt so we made mummy hot dogs. This is the first time I’ve had hot dogs since moving here. (Sausages are more common here. Way more common.) When I opened the package my mouth started watering. It’s not like I’m a huge hot dog fan but the smell, well…I never realised it was one I’d missed. They don’t have that convenient crescent-dough-in-a-tube here but I had some puff pastry in my freezer so I used that.
I used cut up black olives for eyes. I should have rotated these hot dogs more while they were cooking. They look a bit wrinkled, don’t they? Not nearly as pretty as the picture I linked above. Still good, though.
We also had cheese pyramids.
Kiwi chariot wheels.
Camel poo. (You thought it was mouse poo, didn’t you!)
We watched some videos about the Suez Canal.
We looked up information about the animals from Expedition Earth for Egypt and hung their pictures up on the wall. Skeeterbug’s favourite was the horned viper. It can open its mouth extra wide so that its fangs are pointed straight at its victim, and folds up its fangs when not in use. (Do you see they typo in the printout? Ha!)
We’ve been using the bits and pieces from Expedition Earth to create a lapbook. See Egypt over there on the right? This will be a huge lapbook once we are through our country studies. I’m trying to figure out how to bind the various folders together. They are taller than A4 so won’t fit my binding machine. I may have to punch the holes by hand. Ugh.
We played some online games. The boys really liked this mummy game found here.
A large listing of other Egyptian online games can be found here. I think that’s it for Egypt. Other activities can be seen here as part of our ancient history studies. We are now on to the United Kingdom, we just didn’t get enough during the Olympics. 🙂