Celebrating Egypt

Tapestry of Grace encourages unit celebrations at the end of each nine weeks. It’s a time to review all that has been covered, display projects, give presentations, and celebrate what has been accomplished. Examples of some of these celebrations included inviting friends and family over to see the displays and hear the presentations, buffets of food related to the country or time period of study, etc.

Though it sounds awesome, I just couldn’t seem to pull anything together. The food thing intimidated me, the displays and presentations were a little more than what my kids are ready for at this age, and we don’t have family close by. How were we going to celebrate?

We didn’t. I finally gave up and made a couple of home videos and took some pictures of the kids all dressed up. They immediately went off to play “pharaoh” and our “celebration” was complete.

 

I’ve been rethinking a lot of what we are doing with Tapestry and making a few changes, one of which is to intentionally add some memory work. And thus came my brainstorm for what we could do as part of a unit celebration.

My idea is to have a Trivia Party: kids against Dad, popcorn and our favorite snacks (forget culturally relevant food—I figure let’s do what we like to eat), perform our timeline and Bible passage, and show off the kids’ notebooks.

Yes, it’s simple. That’s why it just might work. Elaborate plans will keep my procrastinating. Pure and simple will accomplish the purpose and motivate the kids to memorize their trivia facts (flashcards) to beat Dad. We’re all excited and gearing up for our first celebration at the conclusion of Unit 2.

Any other ideas to add to our celebration?

2 thoughts on “Celebrating Egypt

  1. As a fellow tapestry yr. 1 pilgrim with similarly aged kids, I love your realism Tracy!!
    We celebrated completing unit 1 by taking a field trip to Ken Ham’s Creation museum in Cincinatti. The kids really enjoyed seeing some of their material literally “come to life” and the biblical worldview was priceless.

    Other museums that could hold great promise would be the Indiana Childrens museum which has an extensive Egypt exhibit totally hands on for kids. I have also enjoyed the Chicago field museums Egypt pyramid/mummy exhibit.

    I personally love doing a meaningful outing that doesn’t add to
    My workload yet creates a memory.

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