Monday, August 17, 2009

Project: Making An Illuminated Book

I thought that I would share more about the project we did last week as I thought others might enjoy seeing a closer look. I found this website http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/1220_gothic/make_book.php when I was doing research for our study of the Middle Ages. It looked like something that my princess would enjoy so I scheduled it into our plans.

Princess worked on coloring the pages while I was reading aloud her history. When she was finished; I had her make up a story to go with the pages. Her story was the medieval version of Mary and Joseph, kinda cute huh? She then asked me to write in cursive because she wanted it to be pretty.We then made a "golden" cover for the book. This was a neat project for princess and it helped her to understand how long it really took to make books in the middle ages. She has a new found appreciation for monks and for how precious books were from that time period, which is exactly what I was hoping for.

3 comments:

Rhonda said...

I absolutely love that Paige! I'll have to keep this project in mind for sure. Maya loves projects like this.
I hope you're having a great week so far! :)

Anonymous said...

This was so timely!! This is our second time through the middle ages and both times I tried looking for something just like this!! Even earlier this week. I am so glad I came across your blog following a link from TWTM for your Scientist series. Thanks again for posting this link!!

Brenda in FL from TWTM

Jimmie said...

Well done! Sprite loves doing crafty, artsy things while I read aloud. :-)
And you've got a blog button! NICE!