I'd been considering a trip through Ancient Egypt for quite some time. I mean, nothing says boyish fun like removing organs from dead pharaohs or the how'd they do it mystery of building the pyramids. So I'd picked up some books along the way and was writing it into our plan of fun.
About the same time, a sweet Ooky, with his own saved up money, bought an Indiana Jones Lego Wii game. Why? Not because he knew anything about Indiana Jones. Nope, it was for the sheer delight of kickin' some brick in another Lego Wii game.
Note: If you're not a fan of Indiana Jones, you're not seeing how this is related. Just wait.
When we sat down for some schoolish delight the beginning of January and I brought them into the world of Ancient Egypt, they went wacky silly crazy and I thought "Wow...what a love of learning these kids have." That was, of course, until I heard shouts of Mom!! That's where Indiana Jones takes place. Egypt!! That's where the game is! We play the game in Egypt! That's what he's exploring!! This will be so awesome!! Thank you, Mom!
Now you might think that's kinda funny, but the really funny part is that MamaTea, who was two years old when the original Indiana Jones movie came out, and who has not played Indiana Jones Lego Wii...said "Egypt? No...I think you're mistaken."
Yeah. Laugh your pants off, people. Because after I was told to watch the boys play the Wii game and had to sit down and watch the original Indiana Jones movie...well, lookee there. Egypt.
So now the boys think I planned this all out. You know, the all of a sudden obsession with Indiana Jones...and Mom all of a sudden breaking out the cool Ancient Egypt stuff.
Maybe I'll just let them think that they are right.... ;)
Here's just a (very) few of the things we've been working on. More to come....
Playing a game of Egyptian checkers
Carving a scarab beetle out of soap
Iggy's finished product
Iggy and Ooky's timelines of their life
(to help understand the timelines we look at for our studies of Ancients)