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Pompeii (Lost City) Activities and Fireworks

December 2-6

Workshop Activities

1. Craft - Mosaic

2. Key Points - Pompeii

3. Collaborative – What Will They Learn About Us?

4. Language Arts – Roman Problems

5. Math/Logic – Pompeian Marketplace

6. Character Connection – Similarities and Differences

7. Big Activity - Volcano

8. Movement - Gladiators

Minecraft Activities

  1. Volcano diagram

  2. Archaeology dig

  3. Add Pompeian items to the museum

  4. Build Challenge: Label the items in the museum

Upcoming Events

  • Park Days at Santa Ana Zoo:

  • Disneyland meetup: December 10 – Ancient Festivals:

  • Ancient Festivals Celebration – Details TBD, but we're planning for December 16th in Corona.


Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Write, prepare, and perform a dramatization of the people living in Pompeii when the volcano erupted. This would be a great one to present at the ancient festivals celebration.

  • Look around your home to determine what objects an archaeologist of the future would use to date the site and identify the occupants.

  • If you were to take a trip to Pompeii, describe how you might feel walking the same streets that Roman citizens and slaves walked 2000 years ago.

  • If you were to leave a message scratched on a wall that people thousands of years later might find, what would you write? Would you write something different if you thought your message would only last a few months?

  • Make and use a Roman lamp.

  • Any of the fireworks from last week would work well here as well.

  • Prepare and serve a Roman meal.

  • A precursor of pizza was probably the focaccia, a flat bread known to the Romans as panis focacius, to which toppings were then added. Modern pizza developed in Naples when tomato was added to the focaccia in the late 18th century. Share a large pizza with your family. Divide the pizza into five unequal slices, each representing a percentage of the pizza: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and two 1/16 parts.

  • Do a Romans shopping list math activity:

Field Trip Ideas

  • Visit an Italian restaurant – a pizza parlor?

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