Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pyramids, Temples, and Coliseums

I found a great beach book. Honestly, it was easy to find since my mother left it on the table for me and the children to find and use. My mother does things like this a lot - thoughtful gifts, well placed, at just the right moment. Anyway, the book is Sand-tiquity by Malcolm Wells, Kappy Wells, and Connie Singo.

Sand-tiquity demonstrates the building of ziggurats, step pyramids, coliseums, temples, the Parthenon, a pueblo, and the Pyramid and the Sphinx. We tried to build them all this weekend. Of course, ours didn't look as fabulous as the pictures in the book, but the instructions were simple - a swipe here, a cut there, and eureka! you have all of ancient history lined up on the beach.

Thanks, mom!


Melora said...

What a lovely pyramid! I guess I'd have to read the book to find out how you got the nice point and sharp edges. What a thoughtful gift!

ZBTzahBTzoo said...

So that's what "chasing summer south" means!

Your mother must be another born teacher -- the apple not falling far from the tree, right?

A little sandcastle making would be quite therapeutic right now ... 57 degrees and rainy, though. I think I'll have to wait for "Indian summer."

Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

Our mornings are chilly enough for sweats now, so the beach photos are better than chocolate! I will have to put that book on our summer wish list! What fun!

Kate in NJ said...

Very cool!
Glad you got to enjoy some more beach time...Angela..a sweatshirt,and thermos of coffee, and we're off to the shore for some sand fun!

Susan said...

Boy, the beach looks beautiful, Wisteria. I haven't been to that part of the Gulf Coast in eons.

I though Sand-tiquity was neat, too, and tried to make a pyramid at our beach. Let's just say it looked better in the book!