Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Scrolls & Carriers

This year in our history curriculum (Tapestry of Grace) we're studying the Middle Ages. One of the activities this week was to make a scroll and carrier. We talked about how the monks made copies of the Bible and wrote using fancy writing (calligraphy). The activity was from the book below and I printed some example of calligraphy and fancy borders. The Shelbys were coming over today because Amy had a doctor's appointment so we decided to do it together.

Miriam & Emma decorating theirs
Luke & Tate


Cameron, Abram & Levi



It's hard to get a shot of the whole group!

The completed scrolls & carriers - 10 in all

I typed up the initial of their last name in the Algerian font to demonstrate the decoration technique that the monks may have used. Then I typed their name in the Lucida Calligraphy font to demonstrate what the calligraphy looked like. For the older ones I printed in gray font so that they could trace them. For the younger ones, I just printed it black.

Cade did some of the border work on the back

Ian did some of the examples of the border one on his carrier

I told them that they could write a secret message on the back...
Ian was the only one who wrote a message...I love it!



Luke drew a picture on the back of his scroll


The back of Cai's scroll

The back of Cameron's


The back of Abram's...
he traced what was on the other side



It went well considering I had 10 kids 9 and under doing the craft while Amy was gone to the doctor. It did help that I prepared everything the night before.


Tracy said...

Cute! I Love Tate's!

Jenn said...

WOW!!! You have so got it all together!! They look fabulous!

Amy said...

I think you did a great job. Thanks for helping out with the kids:)

Taryn said...

Wow Candi, you're pretty awesome!