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Are your children showing an interest in Ancient Egypt history? Take it and run with it! Let them learn all they can, and this unit study is just the way to do it! There is a massive list of ancient Egypt activities, resources, free printables, and more!
Fun and Interactive Ancient Egypt History Unit Study for Kids
So we were watching a How It's Made marathon about a month back and saw previews for a show called on Unearthed on Science Channel, and they were talking about the Pyramids and the Sphynx and Ancient Egypt history, and my older kids went nuts begging to watch it. Well as a homeschool mom I took this interest and ran with it.
We just started Story of the World history and are getting into the Egyptians and pyramids and such, so it is perfect timing for a mini-lesson on what they are already learning.
When I create a mini-lesson, I like to do it with a few components. I like to have some videos, movies or documentaries, some books, then some worksheets and activities. If I can, I also like to work in a field trip or two!
The order you do activities in is entirely up to you, do you need to take a sick day? Put on the movies, have a great weather day? Do some of the activities outside. Need some quiet time? Have the kids read the books for a little bit. It's completely customizable.
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Ancient Egypt History Movies
I always like to kick off the unit with a movie day. So to kick off our Ancient Egypt history unit we watched the Unearthed on Science Channel and set season 2 to record because they have a few more coming up on Egypt history.
We ended our first day watching The Prince of Egypt from Dreamworks with some snacks after dinner.
Here are some of the other movies and documentaries we watched over the time we did this Ancient Egypt history unit. We mixed in some cartoon movies in with are documentaries to keep the kid's attention.
Ancient Egypt History Documentaries
Ancient Eygpt Unearthed from the Discovery Classics Collection
Ancient Eygpt Classics from National Geographic
Mummies and the Wonders of Ancient Egypt from the History Channel
Out of Egypt Series 1 from the Discovery Channel
Ancient Eygpt Cartoon Movies
Ancient Egypt History Book List
I love that my kids like to read. This makes homeschooling SOOOO easy because I can give them a few good books and they can soak in so much info while I work with my younger kids or get some work done, start dinner, and more. Under this list, I also put together a list of great read-aloud books. These are books that are a bit advanced for my kids but still have great info.
Usborne Encyclopedia of the Ancient World – Packed with some great info and is perfect for your bookshelf for other lessons!
Mummies Made in Egypt – Mummies are a big part of what seems to fascinate kids about Egypt. This book walks kids through the process of creating a mummy and why it was done.
National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt: Dig Into a Treasure Trove of Facts, Photos, and Fun – I love the National Geographic books because they have such bright, colorful pictures that capture kids attention.
Hieroglyphs – A great book to learn about how the Egyptians communicated and then even make some writing in their language.
Egypt's Pharaohs and Mummies Ancient History for Kids | Children's Ancient History – This book has real-life images to go with what your kids are learning.
Who Was King Tut? – We love this series. It's great for our kids to read and they seem to digest the information so much better!
What are The Great Pyramids – From the same series as the King Tut book above and so easy to read.
Mummies, Pyramids, and Pharaohs by Gail Gibbons
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Ancient Egypt Activities
Make these fun Pharaoh Masks and let your kids decorate them!
OK, even I'm excited about doing this activity! This Egyptian Mummy Excavation kit will help kids understand how they find and dig up artifacts if Ancient Egypt.
How to Mummify a Barbie. Yep, you read that right! Get hands-on in the mummy process!
Writing Assignment – Look up the weather today in Egypt and compare it to the weather where you currently are. Write a few sentences about why you think the weather is different.
Writing Assignment – Check out this Hieroglyphs translator and write a sentence or two using the Hieroglyphics.
Ancient Egypt Printables
CSI Investigation: King Tut – Was He Murdered? This is a great way to investigate King Tut's death. Learn the history and social studies.
Experience Daily Life in Ancient Egypt – With five different activities, including their clothes, hobbies, education, government, and professions.
Ancient Egypt and It's Many Pharaohs – An Egyptian Time Lining Assignment
Writing topic ideas for exploring Ancient Egypt
- Research Egypt and make a brochure of the historical sites in Egypt.
- Research the climate and do a weather report.
- Write a story where the main character lives in Ancient Egypt.
- Research and compare two of the pharaohs.
- Write a newspaper article about any pharaoh.