Open Sesame!

Second grade artists are finishing up one of their Middle East cultural focus projects.  This project had lots and lots of steps, and my second graders were real troopers, plugging away at each part of the project!

We began with an introduction to Egypt and had lots of fun talking about pyramids.  Then we drew and colored in a beautiful little pyramid landscape.

Next came a review of Middle Eastern ceramic tiles – this part of the project tied in to our clay project, yet to be revealed!  We stamped the outside of our landscape with designs and colored the outside with many shades of blue crayon.

Adding the doors

And finally – the most fun part – DOORS that OPEN!  We decorated the doors so they looked “ancient” – my second grader’s words, not mine, aren’t they just so smart?!  And after some painting and folding and gluing – ta daaa!  A desert landscape is revealed behind the fancy ancient doors!  Or, as my second graders like to say….the magical phrase:  Open Sesame!

doors closed

doors open