We took a look at the nomadic life of shepherds, not too different from how Abraham and Sarah might have lived going from Ur to Canaan. We learned that they would have used sack as a way to transport things and those sacks could them be spread out to use as a "table" for meals. We made our own sack/table out of burlap and let the kids play on it. They had a great time pretending to move around and have meals in different places.
This was a part of our My Father's World-Creation to the Greeks curriculum. Our main history spine is the Bible with supplemental books looking at the life of the people at that time as well as the surrounding countries. A section on Ancient Egypt will be coming up soon.