Friday, April 04, 2014

Learning about the Perak Man (Museum Negara)

Sometime in February, Reese and his homeschooling friends went for a field trip to Museum Negara. The children learned about the Perak Man. The museum staff were very friendly with the kids and the activities were fun and informative.

The kids were first grouped into a few groups and each group were ushered to different activities. Reese had a chance to be a mini archeologist and did some excavation looking for shells, bones, stone tools and minerals. He was enjoying himself using all kinds of excavation tools.

Then he and his friends went on to draw. They learned to draw like the cavemen.

Next the kids used shells to make necklaces. Reese was totally engrossed in stringing the shells. My sister patiently guided him.

Our last activity was to learn how to remove whole pieces of bark from a tree trunk for clothing and also introduction to ancient stone tools.

We love the activities and they are all free of charge. 

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