The Night At The Museum films are some of my kids favorites...okay mine too. Believe it or not my children have learned quite a bit from the movies as well. Night At The Museum - Secret Of The Tomb was just as good as its two predecessors. It was filled with laughs, excitement and educational references.
After the movie our group got to go behind the scenes to check out the projection room....special thanks to Movie Tavern. Did you know a projector light bulb is about $3,000!
|Not the best photos..but you get the idea!|
Tablet of Ahkmenrah craft instructions:
-1 cup of salt
-1 cup of flour
-1/2 cup of water (might need a little more)
-Bamboo skewer or paper clip or another sharp object to carve with
- In a large bowl combine the salt and flour.
- Gradually add the water and knead with your hands until it forms a doughy consistency. If the dough is too hard add a little more water. If it is too soft and squishy add a little more flour.
- Form a ball and continue to knead for about 5 minutes. The longer you knead the smoother it will be.
- Next form a rectangle for the tablet.
- Use a sharp object to gently carve hieroglyphs into the dough.
- Bake the table at 200 F until your creation is dry. The amount of time needed to bake your creations depends on size and thickness; thin flat tablets may only take 45-60 minutes, thicker tablets can take 2-3 hours or more. Make sure you dust the pan with some flour to avoid the piece sticking.
- After the tablet is hardened paint it using gold the paint.
Free Night At The Museum journal page:
Each family also left with a copy of the journal page I created for the movie. You can download a copy for FREE here (or click the photo below).
- Visit the Night At The Museum website for fun games and downloads.
- Night At The Museum game app for iPhone.
Don't worry I will share the craft and journal page after each homeschool movie club meeting!