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Resources for MOA Kids Crafts & Activities

Online Kids Crafts & Activities: Daily Archaeology related Fun on Facebook Live!

Activities and Infographics

Infographics on various archaeological topics (link coming soon)

Archaeological Colouring sheets (artwork by MOA Co-op student Anna) 

Resources and materials lists for our Facebook Live Videos

Wednesday, March 18 – Cookie Excavation 

To join in and excavate with us you will need: 
– The cookie excavation sheet found at the attached link 
– A chocolate chip cookie (or any cookie that has pieces in it. So, raisins, nuts, etc. will all work. As long as there is something to excavate). 
– Toothpicks or other small similar tools 
– Pencil crayons (at least 2 colours) 

Cookie Excavation Video Link

Thursday, March 19 – Salt dough pinch pots  

Recipe  

  • 2 cups plain flour 
  • 1 cup salt 
  • 1 cup water  

Knead the mixture together until it forms a dough, adding water slowly a little bit at a time.  

Once completed you can dry out your dough by leaving it in a warm place. This will take a few days. You can also bake your clay in a low oven 100’C for 212’F (this is also the temperature of most slow cookers low setting) for 2-3 hours.  

These pinch pots can also be made with any clay, plasticine, play dough, etc. Depending on your material they may naturally dry, such as the clay (but do not bake in your oven), or not, such as the plasticine. 

Pinch Pot Video Link

Friday March 20 – Mad Libs Friday  

A madlib is a a story where multiple words are taken out and replaced with random words that are the same parts of speech. It is a great tool for teaching children their nouns, adjectives, etc. and always results in a silly fun story that is unique every time.

Download the story below and fill in the blanks to make your own crazy story off Mary’s first day as an Archaeologist.

Archaeology MadLibs #1 – Video

Monday March 23 – Organic material culture – Basket weaving  

To join in and weave a basket with us you will need: 

  •  The template sheet found at the attached link  – print on cardstock if possible
  • Yarn or string

Woven Baskets Video

Tuesday March 24 – Pottery Decorating  

To join in and decorate a pot with us you will need: 

  • A small non decorated terracotta pot 
  • Paint/paint brushes, markers, or other colouring materials that work with the chosen pot
  • The example sheet of decoration styles found at the attached link (optional)

Pottery decorating video link 

Wednesday March 25 – Pottery reconstructing 

To join in and reconstructing pottery with us you will need: 

  •  The pot we decorated on Tuesday (or if you don’t want to break it a new pot)
  • A plastic bag and a hammer (an adult should do this part) 
  • white school glue and a paint brush
  • Painters or masking tape

Pottery Reconstruction video link

Thursday March 26 – Underwater Archaeologists 

To join in and make you own underwater archaeologist with us you will need: 

  • The template sheet found at the attached link 
  • Glue

Underwater Archaeologist – Video link

Friday March 27 – Mad Libs Friday 

A madlib is a a story where multiple words are taken out and replaced with random words that are the same parts of speech. It is a great tool for teaching children their nouns, adjectives, etc. and always results in a silly fun story that is unique every time.

MOA Archaeology MadLib – “First Excavation!”

March 30 – Arrowhead keychains/beads

March 31 – What rots, what doesn’t?

April 1 – What do artifacts tell us? – Reading an assemblage

April 2 – Take an Archaeological walk 

April 3 – Mad Libs Friday 

Resources for our 1pm FBLive Talks

March 24th MOA Live Talk: Seriation