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Ancient Egypt Lapbook
A Unit Study for Homeschool
Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating of world cultures! What child isn't intrigued with mummies, pyramids, and the complicated religion of this ancient civilization?
Create an interdisciplinary study by including subjects besides just history. For example, you can study the plethora of gods and goddesses through their portrayal in Egyptian art. The Egyptians also had advanced mathematical understanding.
Float down the Nile with the Pharaohs and study Ancient Egypt today. Whether your children are early elementary or middle school, you can record your learning in a lapbook or notebook. Besides photos of my daughter's own lapbooks, I've collected and linked some of the best online resources available.
First Grade Ancient Egypt Lapbook - Using Sonlight CurriculumClick thumbnail to view full-size
These photos are from my daughter's Ancient Egypt lapbook created in the first grade. We were using Sonlight curriculum (Core 1) at the time.
Ancient Egypt Lapbook (More)Click thumbnail to view full-size
Free Ancient Egypt Lapbook Printables
- Our Homeschooling Expedition
A homeschooling mother shares what she created for her own children -- a free lapbook all about Ancient Egypt!
- Homeschool Helper
This is a unit study about Ancient Egypt. Look for the link below the activities list that says Lapbook Templates (pdf file).
- Samples from Tapestry of Grace
Reproducibles for a complete (but simple) lapbook -- mummies, pyramids, pharaohs, geography, and flora/fauna of Egypt. You can find the entire 3 week introductory sample with lesson plans and more here.
- Homeschool Share's FREE Ancient Egypt Unit Study and Lapbook
A bibliography, a detailed outline, and loads of free printable templates!
- Ancient Egypt Minibooks at Dynamic 2 Moms
Dynamic 2 Moms share some nice Ancient Egypt minibooks on their Ancient Civilizations page. These PDFs include a cover page, hieroglyphs, scarabs, gods, kingdoms of Egypt, Egyptian life, and mummies.
- Free Bookmarks and Hieroglyphs Chart
Two nice printables are offered free here!
- British Museum
These are actually teacher's guides to help with a museum tour. But even it you can't tour this exhibit, there are some nice pages in these PDFs. 1. Life in Ancient Egypt-- pages 14 & 15 are especially adaptable to minibooks. One has a piece of E
- Paper Dali
These adorable paper dolls were made by a mom who uses them to teach and play with her children! You'll find Egyptian men, women, Pharoah, and some gods.
- Learning Connections Ancient Egypt Resources
Especially nice here are the map of ancient Egypt and the hieroglyphics chart. But there are other options that you may find useful as well.
- Highland Heritage Forms
Scroll down to the Ancient Egypt section for several choices including a pyramid shapebook, an Egyptian princess shape book, a cartouche pattern and a falcon necklace pattern.
- Pyramid Shape Template
This 2D drawing of a pyramid shows its 3D quality with dotted lines. Use this template to make a shape book or even a trifold or accordion book.
More Ancient Egypt Lapbooks and Unit Studies - examples & photos from other bloggers
- Marine Corps Nomads: Ancient Egypt Lapbook
Great lapbook photos!
- Walking by the Way
Lots of hands on activities plus a lapbook.
- Madhouse Academy's Ancient Egypt Lapbook
A photoset at Flickr.
- Practical Pages
Nadene is not only creative, she's generous. Visit her blog for both ideas and free printables.
- Sun Kissed Lapbooks
This blog features the lapbooks of the Sun Kissed Scholars. Here is their very thorough Egypt one.
- Ancient Egyptian Kings and Queens Pockets
A post full of photos of lapbooks from a study of Ancient Egypt.
- Pyramids and Their Mummies
And yet more minibooks from All That's Goood blog.
History Pockets: Ancient Egypt - Grades 4-6
Evan Moor History Pockets are a great lapbooking resource. These books are reproducible, so you only need one per family. Photocopy whatever minibooks and paper crafts that you want to do.
This resource is suitable for grades 4-6.
If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in Ebook format.
History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations - Grades 1-3
We used this title when my daughter studied ancient civilizations in first grade. Ancient Egypt is one section of this book. Other civilizations covered are Mesopotamia, Greece, China, Rome, and Aztecs.
If you prefer an instant download, this book is also available at CurrClick in Enhanced eBook format.
Free Ancient Egypt Coloring Books - the best on the web -- for free
Here are the best coloring pages related to Ancient Egypt. No silly cartoon style mummies here. I tried to link to only the most realistic educational pages.
- Activity Village Ancient Egypt Coloring Pages
These are really nice coloring pages with bold black outlines and lots of detail. Amazingly, they are free!
- EduPics Coloring Pages
Sixty diffferent images -- including both black and white line drawings and full color clip art. Some of these are from Dover Coloring Books, and are very detailed.
- The Great Sphinx Coloring Page
On this Wonders of the World page, is a jpg black and white outline of the Sphinx to color. This would be a great graphic for a minibook. Or you could even use it as the template and cover for a shapebook.
Forty-four detailed coloring pages featuring all aspects of Ancient Egypt. Captions at the bottom of each page provide background about the image.
When studying Ancient Egypt, what seems to be your children's favorite topic?
A Hilarous Look at Ancient Egypt - Good Times Travel Agency
My daughter loves this series (other titles include Ancient China, Vikings, and Ancient Greece). The Binkerton twins and their little sister Libby travel back in time and get involved in ridiculous adventures as they learn about ancient civilizations.
These books are done in comic book style with facts added at the bottom of each page. Some of the books include cleverly disguised nudity (a topless dancer behind a column for example) or bare bottoms of children, so be aware if that is an issue with you. I find them culturally appropriate and humorous, not lewd at all.
Free Ideas for Hands-on Activities, Crafts, and Projects
- Pharaoh Death Mask Craft
Make a fantastic paper model of a Pharaoh Death Mask. Step-by-step tutorial included.
- Paper craft Sphinx and Pyramid
These are fairly complicated models, so save them for your older students.
- Mummified King Tut Mask Craft
This is actually a Halloween costume idea. It offers three printable PDFs to create King Tut's mask.
- Egypt Themed Board Game
This is just the board game. You will have to create your own questions and rules to get around the board.
- Egyptian Cartouches
An advanced craft idea -- making potato stamp hieroglyphs to create cartouches.
Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt - Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life
I like this series because the activities are interspersed in a narrative set in Ancient Egypt. Thus each hands-on project has context and is meaningful.
Ancient Egypt Notebooking Pages - Free and Retail
- FREE Activity Village Ancient Egypt Lined Papers
Besides five choices of lined paper, there is one unlined and one blank sarcophagus outline that would be good for making a shapebook.
- FREE Notebooking Nook's Printables
At Notebooking Nook's Freebie page, you'll find these applicable pages: Early Egyptians, Abraham, Joseph, 10 Plagues Chart, Amenhotep IV, Nefertiti, Tutankhamon, Ramses II, Anciet Egypt (gods and symbols), Ancient Egypt (kings & rulers).
- FREE Homeschool Helper Online
Just two choices here -- Ancient Egypt & Egyptian Statue.
- FREE Ancient Egypt Notebooking Pages
Twenty five pretty pages featuring people, events, and places of Ancient Egypt. Go to the Homeschool Launch main page and search EGYPT for more free printables created by moms.
- FREE Egypt Printables from Jimmie's Collage
This blog post has links to two PDFs: Egyptian Cartouche Template and Notebooking Pages Rosetta Stone Notebooking Pages
Lift the Lid on Mummies - A hands on kit
Get hands-on with this fun kit, exploring Ancient Egypt.
Free Clip Art for Ancient Egypt
- Karen's Whimsy Ancient Egypt Public Domain Clip Art
A wonderful collection of black and white images. Be sure to look at all of them. From the menu on the left, choose Ancient Past and then Egyptians. There are many pages available!
- Neferchichi's Tomb Free Clip Art
A really attractive site with nice clipart of gods and goddesses, hieroglyphs, and more.
- King Tut One Ancient Egypt Clip Art
Six pages of images including these topics: pyramids and the sphinx, the vulture and the scarab, the Gods of Egypt, People of Ancient Egypt, decorative banners, pharaohs and queens.
- Webweaver's Free Clip Art
A few quality selections including King Tut, scarab, and an animated eye of Horus. Be sure to look at the bottom of the pages for additional links to Ankhs, Egyptian Gods & Godesses, and Egyptian Webpage Dividers.
- Classroom Clipart
This site has some great images, but they are not organized correctly all of the time. So don't let the images of Greek warriors and Greek columns stop you when you land on the Ancient Egypt page. Click on some of the subcategories within Ancient Egy
- EduPics Coloring Pages
Among the coloring pages are many full color JPG clip art images.
Heiroglyphs and Cartouches
- Make Your Own Cartouche
Enter your name and the online tool will generate a golden graphic (vertical orientation) which you can save or print.
- Hieroglyphic Name Translator
This tool gives your name in black and white horizontal hieroglyphics. You can then print the image with your browser's print function.
Online Activities about Ancient Egypt
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
This is a wonderful interactive, kid appropriate site for learning about history. You can explore a tomb and learn about how mummies were made. In the printables section there are Seega and Mehen -- two Egyptian games.