Historyetc

The first of our Historyetc group meetings with The Beans, Merry and Co, The Deependers, The Biffs and Liveotherwise. We took a look at the earliest people and Ancient Egyptian periods from the Stories of the World book. There were a variety of craft activities set up throughout the day; making a game bag out of faux fur, cave painting, making scented oils using a selection of 2 or 3 spices (although most got carried away and used more :D) from a choice of fenugreek, bay leaves, black pepper, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon and coriander, ground them up in a pestle and mortar and then added to oil in a jar. They made Egyptian pastries using a flour, butter, milk, spice and honey mix. Wrote their names and in cuneiform and hieroglyphics, made tooth and bead necklaces out of fimo and there was also an ancient maths game for them to try, although I don’t think many of them did with all the fabulous craft activities going on!

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Skye stuck to the instructions but Poppy, displaying her non-conformist approach and thinking outside the box, added her own styling to her game bag πŸ™‚

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It is our intention to meet up once every 3 or 4 weeks after all taking time to read a number of chapters of the book and spend the day doing the activities that accompany them. Next time we will be working on some more Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians and some Judaism Note to self; purchase SOTW Book

As we were in France for Skye’s birthday, we took along a cake for her so she could feel like she had properly celebrated her birthday with friends πŸ™‚

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…and of course there was lots of bunny cuddling and playing…

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