Friday night is usually Movie Night in our home. This week we were invited by Memory Foam Warehouse to watch Bedknobs and Broomsticks, complete with toffee popcorn, of course!
After we watched the movie, in which the children use a magical bed to fly to a different world, we talked about where we would fly if we had our very own magical bed.
Memi immediately declared that she would like to go to ancient Egypt, and that she would like to take us all with her, and so we decided to make a paper ancient Egypt.
First we made a big paper Sarcophagus by tracing around Memi onto some easel roll paper. We then cut out the sarcophagus shape and coloured it in based on some illustrations in an old archaeology book.
We then made some pyramids from yellow paper. To make a pyramid, we cut out a flat shape from yellow paper and glued the sides together.
After our pyramids had dried, Memi and Caillou drew some hieroglyphs onto the sides to decorate them.
Next we needed some palm trees, because it is very sunny in Egypt, and if we were going to be flying through the desert on a magical bed, we were sure to need some shade.
For palm trees the little ones painted brown paper with different shades of green paint, cut some leaves and twisted the paper to add a trunk.
We made a few more small decorations before painting a whole sheet of easel paper with bright yellow paint. It was so much fun to get really messy!
We also sprinkled some glitter onto our yellow paint and added a river with blue paint.
Of course now we just needed a magical bed! We made a bed from card and painted it brown, and Memi, George and Caillou hopped right in and got ready for their journey!
In ancient Egypt the little ones saw some very scary mummies,
glittering snakes, golden pyramids and friendly pharaohs.
They dipped their toes into the Nile river and ate lunch in the shade of a big tree.
We had so much fun creating a big paper Egypt, we all learned quite a bit about ancient Egypt in the process,
and the little ones just love flying their magical bed around the room, going on all sorts of interesting adventures!
Where would you go if you had a magical bed? Me, I’d probably just go… to sleep!