Preparation for the Pharaohs Workshop
Please give the children a permission slip for
wearing make-up. After lunch, one boy and girl will be selected to wear
Egyptian clothes, jewellery and make-up. All the children will have the chance
to wear perfume, so you may want permission for that too (although skin
reactions are very rare, the perfume does contain nut oil). A permission slip is provided here. You
may want to take photographs of the children who are dressed up at the end.
2. Please print off and fill in the form below to assign the crafts activities to pairs based on their abilities. I have rated the difficulty level of each task for a typical year 4. Each child will make their own except for the Tutankhamun collar which requires four children, and the large papyrus painting and falcon pectoral which both require two.
3. If possible arrange for a couple of teaching assistants, or any other adults, to be available to assist in the artefacts part of the workshop.
4. Have a space ready at the side of the room for the children’s artefacts. A sign and other decoration will help give the impression of a museum display.
5. Please ensure the following are present in the classroom on the day of the visit.
Assignment of Artefacts – year 3
You can see pictures of some of these artefacts here
Assignment of Artefacts – year 4
Assignment of Artefacts – year 5 and 6
Why does it say ‘1-2’ or ‘1-3’?
Every child will have his or her own artefact (*except for the weighing of the heart picture which takes a pair to finish in time). However up to 2 or 3 children can make most of the artefacts. For example, if you write two names next to the scarab beetle, this means two children will each make their own scarab.
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