intro to Ancient Egypt

This learning block represents one week’s work. Aim to watch at least one video and choose at least one activity or project to complete. 

There are two videos to choose from about Ancient Egypt. The first one is better for younger kids, the second one will appeal to older kids. Feel free to watch one, or both!

Now choose an Activity

Make Papyrus

Papyrus is the paper made out of reeds that Ancient Egyptians used for their writing paper. Originally it was made from reeds that grow along the Nile River.

You can make a version using brown paper bags and glue. Here’s the link to show you how!

If you are going to do the Ancient Egypt Heiroglyphics unit, SAVE the papyrus you make in this activity to write on later, when we learn about Egyptian writing.

Play a Trivia Game

Use this Ancient Egypt Trivia board game (from Homeschool Game School) to review and test your knowledge.

There are cards pre-printed with trivia, and then there are a bunch that are left blank so that you can create your own trivia questions and answers to add to the game!

Have fun!

Egypt Then & Now Project

;Egypt is one of the oldest countries on the planet. Ancient Egypt has morphed into modern Egypt and the culture has both changed and preserved elements of it’s history.

Download and print this map of Ancient Egypt. Colour and label the map with the major cities, ancient sites, landmarks and landforms. Then download, print, & complete the crossword puzzle about Ancient Egypt.

Then, watch Geography Now to learn more about modern Egypt. What did you learn? What surprises you?

Download & print the Venn Diagram; label one circle “Ancient Egypt” and one circle “Modern Egypt.” Write facts about each within the circles. Where they overlap, list the things that remain the same, or similar.

Save the map and Venn diagram for your portfolio.

Books About egyptian Pyramids

Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library. 

Nat Geo Ancient Egypt Level 3 Read Aloud

NOw Let’s Have some fun!