My heart started pounding and not just because I need a little more physical activity and a few less lattes. I couldn’t find my preschooler. I mean that I really didn’t know where he was and I was terrified. He was playing a very good game of hide and seek, but in my mind he was kidnapped or fell down a well. Have you ever had those moments of panic? My heart is racing just thinking about it now. The book I am sharing today is about another exciting game of “Hide and Shriek”, Where’s My Mummy?
In Where’s My Mummy? the little baby mummy and big mama mummy are playing a game of hide and shriek. Baby mummy comes in contact with lots of our favorite Halloween characters in the story. There is lots of chances to use voices. The book is wonderful for little ones because it has repetitive phases, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Because it uses great literary techniques, you could also use it as an example with older kids. My 2 year old loves to repeat the phrase “tromped, tromped, tromped”. This has become a classic in our house for the last 8 years. This story has so much going on that you could really use it with lots of projects, but my boys were crazy for mummies. So I decided to make mummies. For your convenience, I have included affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here.
- Where’s My Mummy
- Googly eyes
- Double sided tape or glue dots
- Candle/Glow Stick/LED candle (optional)
Where’s My Mummy Project
- Clean your jars: peanut butter, sauce, baby food containers are all great. You can use goo be gone or peanut butter to help get the label off. If it isn’t completely clean don’t worry, because we will be covering most of the jar with gauze bandages.
- Add some double sided tape or glue dots to the container and start the gauze.
- Once you put on the glue dots or tape, you can start wrapping your mummy. I just use rolled gauze.
- Leave a space open to add the eyes.
- The kids love to have mommy make a Mommy Mummy and them to make smaller Baby Mummies
- Add googly eyes
- Add light source (optional)
More Mummy Ideas:
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