Week Six of Our Summer Travels: Egypt

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If you lived through the 80’s, you probably heard the song Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles. Oh yes, that song has been going through my head all week.

Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo…

Walk like an Egyptian

Well, that’s the only part I remember…

I loved the music video as a kid. I guess it caught my attention seeing all those people dancing around like Egyptians. It was fun!

Although it was not at all educational, the kids and I found the music video on Youtube and did our own Egyptian Dancing.

Go on, check it out. You know you want to 🙂

Okay, enough of that nonsense. That’s not all we did this week.

We Read:

My Cat Isis

The Well of Truth: A Folktale From Egypt


We Made:

A Sugar Cube Pyramid

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Lego Pyramids

legopyramids1The kids created these Lego pyramids completely on their own. I had no idea they were even making them. That sure made for an easy project 🙂

We Ate:

koshari1Koshari – I really didn’t know what to expect with this recipe, as it calls for lentils and Basmati rice, and I had never eaten either.  It was different, but my husband and I both enjoyed the dish. The kids, on the other hand, were not too happy with my dinner selection.

palacebread1Egyptian Palace Bread – Sweet, sweet, sweet!!! This one should satisfy even the sweetest sweet tooth. We loved the flavor of the honey, bread and cream, but all agreed that it was a little too….say it with me….s-w-e-e-t.

We Watched:

The Ten Commandments

We felt this movie was a pretty accurate account of the story of Moses leading the Hebrew children out of slavery in Egypt. I highly recommend it!

Up Next: the “Land Down Under”

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