Last week we made cookie maps and drew pictures of pyramids and sphinxes.This week we made crowns that stand for a United Egypt (that would Upper and Lower Egypt after a Pharaoh Narmer conquered a brought both kingdoms together- see I'm learning something)
The red crown is for Lower Egypt and white for Upper Egypt.
And finally, did you know that whether you were male or female you must wear a fake beard and tail in public for ceremonies? Farm Girl wore hers most of the afternoon. All crowns , whatever the region had a cobra on the front to signify wisdom. Usually silver, but you get the idea.
Today was a big day because we also made Cartouches (car-toosh ). They would write a person's name in hieroglyphics on them. Then they would be worn or hung on a wall.
And as if that were not enough! We tried our hands at pyramids, clay doll and horses that children long ago would have played with.