Ancient Egypt Tasks
Good Job DZ kids! You found your list of tasks after translating the hieroglyphic note I sent you.
The following is a list of fun tasks to complete as a group. Have your DZ teacher take a photo of each completed task as documentation of completion. All groups who complete every task will receive a special prize.
- In a group make a pyramid out of your choice of materials (blocks, paper, legos, or anything else you may think of). Most ancient Egyptian Pyramids were used as tombs.
- One of the traditional practices of the ancient Egyptians was to leave materials and objects in the tomb with the deceased person. The belief was that the dead person would need them in the afterlife. Items that didn’t fit in the tomb were drawn on the walls. Make a tomb “wall” from butcher paper and draw or paint Egyptian-like pictures of the items you would want to bring into the afterlife. (every student should get to draw an item)
- The most famous resident of the Egyptian tomb is, of course, the mummy herself. There are a number of ways you can make your own. As a group please create a life size mummy (you may store your mummies in the DZ office)
- Take a photo of your DZ teacher wrapped up in toilet paper like a mummy. Bonus points for photos of other important adults.
- Find out what kind of food you might find in ancient Egypt and try to create an Egyptian snack.
- Use the following link to find a special calculator. http://egypt.mrdonn.org/math.htmlNow add up all of the ages of the kids in your group and write the total number using Egyptian symbols.
- The scarab beetle is a real beetle, a common beetle. To the ancient Egyptians, this common beetle symbolized hope and the restoration of life. They used the design of a scarab beetle in many ways. Use the scarab beetle as inspiration to create some Egyptian jewelry.
- Use the hieroglyphic typewriter to “write” your names in hieroglyphic symbols http://www.eyelid.co.uk/hieroglyphic-typewriter.html
Your DZ "Pharaoh" Kim
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DZ will be closed:
- September 5 (Labor Day)
- November 11 (Veterans’ Day)
- November 24-25 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
- December 23-26 (Christmas Holiday observed)
- January 2 (New Year’s Holiday observed)
- January 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
- February 16 (Best Interest Day: Open House)
- February 20 (Presidents’ Day)
- April 9 (Easter Holiday Observed)
- May 28 (Memorial Day)
- June 8 and June 11 (DZ summer prep)
- July 4th (Independence Day)
- August 2012 TBD
DZ WILL BE OPEN (Release Days/Early Release Days) :
DZ will be open (LVCS Release Days)***: 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 3/9, 6/7
DZ will be open (LVCS Early-Release Days)***: 8/22, 9/16, 10/4, 10/28, 10/31, 12/16, 1/23, 2/7, 3/14-16, 5/18, 6/5, 6/6,
*Please be sure to pack your student a lunch (no warm-ups please) on all early/release days.
**Remember to call if your student will not be attending DZ.
Dragon Zone School Year Camps:
Winter Camp 12/19-12/22, 12/27-12/30
Spring Camp 4/2-4/6
Summer Camps for 2012 will begin June 18th!
more will be announced as plans and dates become available.