At-Home Activities: Desert Adventures - Finding Lost Cities and Treasure

February 1-2

Workshop Class Activities

  1. Craft – Mummy Death Mask

  2. Key Points – Archaeological Dig

  3. Collaborative – Cracked Pot

  4. Language Arts – Hieroglyphics

  5. Math/Logic – Ancient Egyptian Math

  6. Prepare for Adventure – Healthy Food

  7. Big Activity – Date Candy

  8. Movement – Egyptian Tug-of-war

At-Home Activities

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• various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to deserts

• notebook or lined paper

• chart of tomb explorers (included)

• a deck of cards

• sidewalk chalk

• beanbag

• heavy rock or brick

H17 tomb explorers
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Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to deserts



  • “Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.” Mark Twain

  • “A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.” - Ray Bradbury

Language arts lesson

Pyramid poetry follows this format:


Adjective, adjective

Verb, verb, verb