Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back to the Stone Age

Watch out for woolly mammoths!

And woolly rhinoceroses!

Because we're headed back to 12,000 B.C. when mammoth-hunting nomads roamed the arctic tundra. It's a bit chilly there--you might want to bring a jacket!

My history-loving kids requested this time-travel trip. When Dad asked them what they enjoyed most about last year's history curriculum, they named the Stone Age. (They will correct me if I don't add that there wasn't really one Stone Age, but three main eras: the Paleolithic, the Mesolithic, and the Neolithic ages.) We decided to revisit their favorite time period, just for fun.

We didn't get a chance last year to do this cool project from Step Into the Stone Age. We used Sculpt It to make mammoth tusks and bones.

We fashioned shelters out of bones, skins (craft foam) and leather strips (chenille stems.)

The kids made some little mammoth hunters and animals.

Here is Super's shelter.

Here is Dude's shelter.

This is the side view of Dude's shelter.

And here is Super's campground, complete with fire ring, a stack of fire wood, a cave bear skull, and a man who speared a fish.

We look forward to doing more projects from this book. Tonight we're hoping to catch the Perseids (from the comfort of our porch, not a mammoth-bone shelter!)


Mom in High Heels said...

WOW, that looks like loads of fun! Indy would love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great school year!

Michelle said...

Oh, I love this! Fantastic!!!!!