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Ancient Egypt Lapbook

Updated on June 11, 2015

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 Curriculum

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Ancient Egypt lapbook coverAncient Egypt lapbook insideAncient Egypt lapbook flapsAncient Egypt map mini bookletAncient Egypt map mini-booklet insideThe Nile mini-bookletThe Nile mini-booklet hippo pageThe Nile mini-booklet page 1The Nile mini-booklet page 2
Ancient Egypt lapbook cover
Ancient Egypt lapbook cover
Ancient Egypt lapbook inside
Ancient Egypt lapbook inside
Ancient Egypt lapbook flaps
Ancient Egypt lapbook flaps
Ancient Egypt map mini booklet
Ancient Egypt map mini booklet
Ancient Egypt map mini-booklet inside
Ancient Egypt map mini-booklet inside
The Nile mini-booklet
The Nile mini-booklet
The Nile mini-booklet hippo page
The Nile mini-booklet hippo page
The Nile mini-booklet page 1
The Nile mini-booklet page 1
The Nile mini-booklet page 2
The Nile mini-booklet page 2

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)

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Ancient Egypt GamesMummy mini-bookletMummy mini-booklet unfoldedPyramid mini-bookletPyramid mini-booklet opened oncePyramid mini-booklet opened allRosetta Stone mini-bookletSphinx mini-bookletSphinx mini-booklet opened
Ancient Egypt Games
Ancient Egypt Games
Mummy mini-booklet
Mummy mini-booklet
Mummy mini-booklet unfolded
Mummy mini-booklet unfolded
Pyramid mini-booklet
Pyramid mini-booklet
Pyramid mini-booklet opened once
Pyramid mini-booklet opened once
Pyramid mini-booklet opened all
Pyramid mini-booklet opened all
Rosetta Stone mini-booklet
Rosetta Stone mini-booklet
Sphinx mini-booklet
Sphinx mini-booklet
Sphinx mini-booklet opened
Sphinx mini-booklet opened

More Ancient Egypt Lapbooks and Unit Studies - examples & photos from other bloggers

History Pockets: Ancient Egypt - Grades 4-6

History Pockets: Ancient Egypt - Grades 4-6+
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

History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, Grades 1-3
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.

Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)
Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

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?

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A Hilarous Look at Ancient Egypt - Good Times Travel Agency

Adventures in Ancient Egypt (Good Times Travel Agency)
Adventures in 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

Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt - Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life

Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt: Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life: Project and Activities that Bring the Past to Life
Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt: Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life: Project 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.

 

Lift the Lid on Mummies - A hands on kit

Lift The Lid On Mummies
Lift The Lid On Mummies

Get hands-on with this fun kit, exploring Ancient Egypt.

 

Heiroglyphs and Cartouches

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    • athomemomblog profile image

      Genesis Davies 

      4 years ago from Guatemala

      I love your lenses! We're just getting ready to do a study of Africa and will be using your ideas. Thanks!

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      tcaldy 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your Ancient Egypt study. We are doing this now in our home education program. Nice resources and ideas.

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      Michelllle 

      5 years ago

      I love how you focused on younger kids too. Unfortunately, many teachers think ancient civilizations are for older students. Little kids are so engaged with the mythical qualities of ancient Egyptian life. Love your pictures of kids actually doing the extended activities. Beautiful lens.

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      Bigwas 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      I am working in Egypt and the first thing I wanted to see when I arrived is the pyramid but as I discovered, there is more about Egypt than the pyramids.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. Thank you for sharing. Ancient Egypt is a fascinating society and culture.

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      windblowertm 

      6 years ago

      This is truly a great lens with a lot of useful information. I only need this lens if I want to find beautiful things inspired from ancient Egypt. I love it. thank you for this.

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      Oikouros 

      6 years ago

      My daughter will love the potato stamp hieroglyphics!

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      WriterJanis2 

      6 years ago

      Fun ways to learn here. Blessed!

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      TrentAdamsCA 

      6 years ago

      Fun ideas and resources. The potato hieroglyph stamps are clever. I've always been intrigued with ancient Egypt.

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      Fiona 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Really cool lens - even for big kids like me. Blessed

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      franstan lm 

      7 years ago

      This lens will add excitement to teaching about Ancient Egypt

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      HERBMASTER 

      7 years ago

      I like your lens. Now I understand a little about your comment on one of my webpages. While you focus on the facts and are probably a good educator, you seem to avoid the underpinnings of this whole civilization. Its religion, at all levels, are very deep and contribute to all world religions, thereafter.

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      spiritualll 

      7 years ago

      Egipt continue to remain the most hidden civilization. Even today, we don't know for sure who was Imhotep the one who give the Egyptians the benefits of civilizations. Some scholars state that he was an alien, not a simple mythological character.

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      catherinelovestv 

      7 years ago

      You have put together some brilliant resources, I love history especially egypt and Roman history.

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Wonderful resource Jimmie. It was learning about Ancient Egypt and Greece that first got me interested in history, and ancient history still is a passion of mine. Blessings coming your way.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      The Egyptian mysteries are fascinating have you heard of Ed Leedskalin and Coral Castle in Florida? He claims he knew the secret building methods of the Egyptians, and proved it with his coral castle. To read more about this check out my blog here -> nibiru Great Lens by the way!

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      BeaGabrielle1 

      8 years ago

      Love your lens! I'm a great fan of everything ancient Egypt so I enjoyed this very much! Thanks!

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      Barb McCoy 

      8 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens...we are just finishing up our Ancient Egypt study with Mr. B. I am lensrolling this to my Ancient Egypt lens. Thanks for the great ideas.

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      scar4 

      8 years ago

      Hi thank you for another great lens. I love ancient cultures which include Egypt, Roma, China, etc.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      8 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      The study of ancient Egypt has always fascinated me. I can see I am not alone!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Great subject, I would love to visit Egypt one day!

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      eclecticeducati1 

      8 years ago

      Great lens, Jimmie! Blessed by an Angel.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for linking to all these great resources. You saved me a lot of time. :)

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Fantastic resources. I featured it on Homeschooling History Can Be Fun (and Free!)

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Thank you so much for taking the time to compile these resources!

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Thanks for another great list of fun resources for learning! :)

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      @anonymous: wats dat

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      8 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I love learning more about Egypt, and liked the free resources you listed here. Thank you for putting the neat pictures online too. I enjoyed them. Thank you for a fun lens!

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      9 years ago from Royalton

      This lens is now featured on Educational Value of the FamilyFun Top Toy Awards 2009.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      9 years ago from Royalton

      Welcome to the Back to School Group Lensography.

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      Beth_in_MD 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for pulling this all together so well...this will be VERY helpful for our Egypt unit study!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      These are great ideas for a lapbook. Thanks for sharing.

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      KimGiancaterino 

      9 years ago

      This lens is featured on A Day of 100 Squid Angel Blessings.

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      Jimmie Quick 

      9 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      [in reply to lynnteeter] Thank you! The coloring page IS there, but for some reason the direct link does not work. I've changed the link to the Wonders of the World page where you can click on the jpg file. :-)

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      'The Great Sphinx Coloring Page' link does not work!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      awesome absolutely perfect it was great information for me thank you!!!

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      SideSplitters 

      9 years ago

      Egyptian mythology was my favorite topic to study in school. Excellent work, very interesting and useful!

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      groovyoldlady 

      9 years ago

      Excellent resource! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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