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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Egyptian Cats

4th graders learned about the history of Ancient Egypt through a short video. Students learned that Egyptians cherished animals and even mummified those deemed sacred. The cat portrayed Bastet, the goddess of happiness. In Ancient Egypt, the house cat, led a life that was blessed by Bastet. Egyptian cat owners loved cats so much that when their beloved pet died, the owners often shaved off their eyebrows in mourning!

Students created Egyptian inspired cats. They first drew a cat, then painted it gold. Next they added details using construction paper, oil pastels, and paint. Lastly they used silver paper to add some bling to the these sacred animals.

***Lesson idea from The Elementary Art Room!***

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