Do your kids know how recorded history began? For years histories were handed down in story and song, but that changed when man began to write and draw on cave walls. Though it was left behind when the tribes migrated, it was the beginning of recorded history! (You can thank the Phoenicians later for our current alphabet!) To celebrate our learning inspired by the stop-motion animated film, EARLY MAN, I had an idea for a STEAM caveman craft: Cave Paintings! The cavemen in EARLY MAN find cave paintings from their ancestors that tell their story and eventually the cavemen find hidden messages… but no spoilers here… you’ll have to see the movie like we did (we were allowed to see an early screening)!
With only a few household items, you can create this whimsical caveman craft with your kids. Be sure to allow them the freedom to tell their own story on the “cave” walls, but as you create, note to them how different it is to draw on a flat paper surface than the crumply and rocky cave face.
Lionsgate’s EARLY MAN opens nationwide on Friday, February 16, 2018.
Runtime: 89 minutes, Rated: PG (For rude humor and some action.)