image (and fascinating discussion of trombones in ancient art) found here
Welcome to Ye Olde School Medieval Monday
October 28, 2013
Vintage Faith classrooms
noon - 2:30
Children are welcome to dress up in Medieval-Renaissance appropriate clothing.
Please bring a finger food item to share--we will have a Medieval feast! *It is perfectly fine to bring food that is not historically accurate.* We will be talking as a group about the foods they would have eaten at this time, and why, and so it is will work well if we have some foods they would not have eaten. : ) If you would like to bring a food that is more historically accurate, I have found some web pages here, here, and here for starting points. *Whether you bring historical or modern food, please choose something that is not very messy and can be eaten with fingers.*
Some quick food options from Medieval times:
--dark bread (rye, barley, wheat)
--apples, plums, pears
--chocolate gold coins (for taxes ; )
For extra ambiance, see if you have any wooden or metal plates or bowls to serve your foods in.
Please remember to bring plates, napkins & cups for your family. We're striving to make our gatherings as waste-free as possible. : )
If you and your children would like, the kids can also come prepared to share a favorite book that takes place in or a historical character that lived during the Middle Ages or Renaissance periods in world history. Each child who comes prepared will share briefly, if they desire; older kids may write and present a report if mom wants. ; )
Questions or comments? Please leave them in the comments below, so that everyone may benefit from the discussion.