As part of our rotating Wednesday line up we held an archeology themed event in July.create an ancient coin
We had leftover white Crayola model magic clay, so I rolled some out and cut coins with and without holes to allow for threading. By allowing them to dry for a couple days ahead of time, the kids could paint or draw their own ancient coin.
terra cotta warriors
Using natural colored model magic clay, which I cut into pieces in advance, kids created replicas of Chinese Terra Cotta warriors. There were books and a slide show for inspiration.
sugar cube pyramid
This station challenged kiddos to build a pyramid 3 inches tall. Adults are always drawn to this activity, as well.
dino dig Our lovely graphics department blew up and laminated the dino skeleton from the CSLP Manual. I cut it into pieces and buried the bones in shredded paper leftover from a co-worker's program, Join the Dig. To be sure it wasn't too difficult I provided an outline of the finished dinosaur and a hint (There are 10 puzzle pieces). It was popular and I plan to make use of this format again.
wrap like a mummy