Things I Love Thursday – Walking Like Egyptians

So.  Monday is the first day of our winter break, and we are blissfully un-busy this year.  My “pretending I’m a homeschooler” tendencies come out in full force during times like this. 

Behold, a Country Day Home School lesson plan.

The Kent District Library will be having an “Experience Egypt”  program starting Monday to celebrate Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicle series first title, The Red Pyramid.

Truth time:  I have no idea who Rick Riordan is or what his Kane Chronicles are.

I’m glad I got that off my chest. 

The part that interests me is this:

Come play games and make crafts related to all things Egyptian as we dress like a pharaoh, make ourselves mummies, and create a pyramid.  For ages 6 and up.

Well, actually Maybelle isn’t quite 6 yet, but she can totally pass. Especially if she’s wrapped up like a mummy, right?

So how are we going to rock this theme? Stick with me; I’ll show you.

We’re going to start things off right.  I read here that Baklava was a popular Egyptian food, and when in Egypt, do like the Greeks do I guess.  Our local Middle Eastern Market sells pieces of Baklava, so we’ll head down this weekend and pick up a few.  We’re also going to try dates, another Egyptian food, because I don’t think my kids have ever had them before.

After our Egyptian Breakfast, we’ll read a book about Egyptians that I checked out at the library:

I also found this video about the Nile that looks cool

Then we’ll have some Koushari for lunch.  I’ll show you all how to make it Sunday on Recipe Roundtable!

Mondays are free at the Grand Rapids Public Museum for Grand Rapids residents, and there is a small “Egypt” exhibit on the third floor, so we’ll head to the museum and check out the mummy. 

After that, we’ll cruise over to the library and enjoy the program that sparked this whole thing in the first place.

From there, we’ll head home and make some Cartouche Cat Bookmarks.  A.P. keeps asking me for bookmarks, and I don’t really use them.  I use business cards, scrap paper, paper clips, recipts… so the kid needs a proper bookmark.  Maybelle loves cats, and they are both all about ‘translation’ so this is kind of the perfeft storm of a craft for us right now.

Then we’ll watch our Redbox movie, The Prince of Egypt.

This program goes through February at different locations, so bookmark this post if you can’t do it this Monday.  Enjoy Walking Like an Egyptian!

  • Monday, December 20, 2:00 PM – Cascade
  • Tuesday, December 28, 2:00 PM – Lowell
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2:00 PM – Plainfield
  • Saturday, January 22, 10:30 AM – Sand Lake
  • Saturday, January 29, 10:30 AM – Alto
  • Thursday, February 10, 4:00 PM – Comstock Park
  • Saturday, February 12, 2:00 PM – Cutlerville
  • Monday, February 14, 2:00 PM – Wyoming
  • Thursday, February 17, 3:30 PM – Caledonia
  • Monday, February 21, 2:00 PM – Grandville
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2:00 PM – Kentwood
  • Thursday, February 24, 6:30 PM – Spencer Township
  • Saturday, February 26, 11:00 AM – Byron Center
  • Monday, February 28, 6:30 PM – Rockford
This is linked to Things I Love Thursday at The Diaper Diaries. Also, I am really sorry for making the “Walk Like An Egyptian” song get stuck in your head, ’cause now it will be there all day.

Hey! Psst! I am having a giveaway right now, so if you’re in the market for free movie tickets and cereal, read this!

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  1. LOL, Rick Riordan is the author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series of books for kids. He’s also one of the main people behind the 39 Clues series of books too and he wrote the first 39 Clues book. Which I read when Abby brought it home from the school library last week – and I’m now hooked on the series. I just finished Book 4 – our school librarian’s been letting me borrow the books as I need to. :)

    Sounds like a great Egyptian day!



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