Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mummies in the Morning (Magic Treehouse Bookclub)




Mummies in the Morning is the third book in the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne. Our Pre-K Book Club enjoyed this book! The host mom started off the morning by asking the kids some Egypt, pyramid and mummy questions from information they learned in the book. The kids then did a mummy wrap, wrote their names in hieroglyphics and had a mummy snack. Stay tuned for books 4-8 in the months to come!

Enjoy the ideas for a
Mummies in the Morning MTH Book Club #3 for
Pre-Kindergartner’s to First Graders and their moms!

Book Discussion
The mom that hosted this month had written a list of questions from the book and asked the kiddos the questions, making sure that everyone got a chance. She gave them a little hard candy when they answered correctly. 



The Stuff
The FUN!
Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
1. Ask the kids questions from information in the book. 

2. Discuss any other key points or favorite parts of the book. You could also use this time to show pictures of Egypt and pyramids and discuss them.

Mummy Wrap
A classic activity that the kids really enjoyed! Some kiddos really wanted to be the mummies all wrapped up and some definitely did not. 



The Stuff
The FUN!
Toilet paper rolls
1. Kids get in partners. One partner is the mummy and the other is the wrapper. The mummy gets wrapped up from head to toe in toilet paper so they look like a mummy! We had a race.

*The kids can switch and do it again if both want a turn at being the mummy.
 

Hieroglyphic Names
The kids had fun with this. Some wanted to write more than their names.


The Stuff
The FUN!
Paper
Pencils, crayons or markers
1. Set a few of the Hieroglyphic Alphabets on the table (kids can share).   

2. Teach the kids how to use the pictures that represent the letters to write their names. Kids have a turn at writing their names.

*They can decorate their names when they are finished or try writing their last names as well!



Hot Dog Mummy SNACK

The Stuff
The FUN!
Hot dogs
Refrigerator Breadsticks  (the ones in the little tube that you pop open with a spoon)
Mustard
Check out Spoonful for instructions.

More ideas…

Papyrus Paper
Check out the Magic Tree House site for the Papyrus Paper recipe!


Halloween Mummy Craft
Check out Craftaholics Anonymous for the instructions!



Please BRAINSTORM your ideas/suggestions in the COMMENTS below for the Mummies in the Morning MTH Book Club #3

Happy Reading!
~Sara (and Rebecca – the host of this month’s book club)
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