• Megan Halberstadt

At-Home Adventures: Egypt Unit Study for Kids

Updated: Mar 29

With our At-Home Adventures, you'll find everything you need to create a fun and engaging journey with your kids to a new county. Through carefully selected books, hands-on activities, virtual tours, and culinary treats, you'll be immersed in new cultures without leaving your home. At-Home Adventures are a fantastic way to prepare your kids for an upcoming trip or simply learn about new places around the globe.


Destination: Egypt


Unit Book: Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile


Begin the unit by reading this book together - and no worries if you don't have the book on hand, I'll read it to you! Watch the video below.


Additional kid's books about Egypt:

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Geography

Find Egypt on your globe or wall map. Egypt is a country on the continent of Africa. Here's a printable world map your child can use to identify and use a colored pencil to fill in Ireland. HINT: keep this map and color each new country you explore a different color!


Virtual Field Trip: Go to this link, zoom out to see the entirety of Egypt, and select locations to view in 3D!



Coloring Pages: Egypt Map & Flag

Video: National Geographic Kids - journey to Egypt to see the world-famous pyramids and Great Sphinx. On their adventure, ride camels, participate in a dig, read hieroglyphics and explore the inside of a pyramid.

Video: National Geographic Kids - ride a Felucca boat down the Nile River. On the way, stop at a village market and make necklaces. After a paddleboat race with local children, ride camels to a desert campfire with their new friends.

Video: National Geographic Kids - visit a museum of mummies



History

Ancient Egypt

  • Check out this great slideshow that walks you through the basics of Ancient Egypt.

  • Click HERE to navigate to the Birmingham Museum for kids online to learn about life in Ancient Egypt and virtually tour an Egyptian tomb.

  • Learn Hieroglyphics with this free printable.

  • Build your own pyramid with legos!



Science

Science of Mummification

Have you ever wondered why every time you eat salty foods, you get thirsty? Or why fresh vegetables tend to shrivel up when you sprinkle salt on them? The answer is simple. Salt is a desiccant - it helps remove water from things, including human bodies. Which is why the Ancient Egyptians used salts when they were mummifying bodies.


In this experiment, you can test different salt compounds and to find out which makes the best-mummified apple.




Art

How to draw:

Make a simple Egyptian Collar craft from a plate (and be sure to check out the other Egyptian crafts at that site, too).


P.E.

Kemetic Yoga - The geometric positions and postures seen in the hieroglyphs and temple walls of ancient Egypt are some of the earliest manifestations of yoga.




Good Eats

Egyptian Kebabs via the Spruce Eats

These kebabs are marinated in classic Middle Eastern style spices.

Umm Ali (Egyptian Bread Pudding) via Honest Cooking

"The contrast between the creamy bread pudding and the crunchy nuts, the mild sweet milk and cream vs the spicy tone of the cinnamon and cardamom makes this um ali dessert irresistible warm or cold."




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