A is for Athens, Ancient Greece
Battle of Marathon– run a marathon yourself and see how that poor messenger felt. To really enact it, put on full armor
Aesop’s Fables– make a pop-up version of your own book
Make a Greek pot– Decorate your own heroic scene
Make a Greek mask– Is it for Tragedy or Comedy? I don’t really know of a lot of Greek comedies…….
Pythagoras– Learn about geometry a fun way
Build an ancient Greek temple– Out of Legos, that makes it even more cool!
Make a board game about the Trojan Horse– Because who doesn’t like that story in history?
Atlantis– myth or reality?
B is for Bible, because it is ancient and a historical document
Hebrew Kingdoms– the different dynasties and some fun puppets
I’m gonna be lazy for this and point you to my 75 ways to Teach Your Kids About the Bible
C is for Chaldeans, or Babylonians
Fall of Jersualem– to the Babylonians, also called the Chaldeans
make cuneiform tablets– out of cookie dough and eat the cookies!
Hammurabi- one of the law systems our Constitution is based on
D is for Darius the Mede, who was a Persian
Persian invasion of Greece– act it out with soldiers
Build roads– like Darius 1 did. Always a hit because you can use your toy cars
Power of Persia– I love the oceans she made to act these out
E is for Egypt, who doesn’t love Egypt?
Make a mummy doll-This is the quick and easy project to learn about Egypt, for the more involved…….
Make a chicken mummy– I had a mummified chicken sitting on my counter for 2 months. All of my guests were quite impressed.
Ancient Egypt Coloring pages– Because my kids love to color things
Make a cartouche– because who doesn’t want hieroglyphic jewelry?
Create a pharaoh’s mask– color your own mask
make bricks- because who doesn’t like playing in the mud?
make papyrus– it’s like making paper
explore King Tut’s tomb– I want to go on an archeological dig…..
Round up of Egypt ideas– from one of my favorite history (and in general sites) All Things Beautiful
Make pyramids out of rice krispy treats– yummy yummy, and then go to the dentist to clean your teeth
Egyptian art lessons– bring your art studies into your history
Make your own headdress and collar– All the cool kids are wearing it
Ancient Egypt map– because illuminated maps are way cooler than normal ones
Monday, January 7- A-E Athens…….
Tuesday, January 8- F-J Founding Fathers……..
Wednesday, January 9- K-O Kings……
Thursday, January 10- P-T Pantheon………
Friday, January 11- U-Z US history…………
Now go see all of the other school related posts in this series
- A Waldorf Mama from Triple T Mum
- After School Activities from The Educators Spin On It
- Hands-on History from Adventures in Mommydom
- Home Daycare or Family Child Card from My Buddies and I
- Homeschooling from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
- How to Home Preschool from In Lieu of Preschool
- Math Activities from Blog Me Mom
- Montessori from Living Montessori Now
- Science Activities & Play from Science Sparks
- Teaching Math from Montessori Tidbits
- Thrifty Teaching Tools from Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers