In January G1 and G2 learned about Ancient Egypt as our Social Studies monthly theme! We talked about pyramids, pharaohs, the Egyptian writing system called hieroglyphics, as well as how mummies were prepared. We also learned about King Tut and what was found out due to the discovery of his tomb.
The children were amazed by the use of gold, as well as the different patterns found on Egyptian sarcophagus (coffins), so we made our own Egyptian “gold” collar necklaces. We first made scarabs as the focal point of the collar, as it was an important symbol in Ancient Egypt that represented that cycle of life. Then the children painted dried noodles in popular Egyptian colors (black, red, blue) and laid out their own designs. I think they came out great!