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Archaeology Activity Kit, Best Gift for kids

Updated on September 9, 2014

Egyptian Pyramid Science Activity

My child was studying about ancient world in her History class. She got so excited to learn about life and people in the Old world. She even imagine herself living in the age of kings and queens with horses and chariots. Our daughter would pretend to see King Tuts burial site and dig to discover a lot of artifacts from the ancient world. She would like to be an Archaeologist and a Meteorologist someday, (at least for now, it may change as time goes by).

Last Christmas, she received a lot of gifts for science experiment, one of them was this National Geographic - Archaeology Egyptian Pyramid Science Activity kit. This activity covers History and Science. By doing this she will be reliving the ancient Egypt we just studied, and at the same time she'll be playing as an archaeologists.

My in-laws would usually asked our daughter for a wish list for Christmas. She always asked them something educational but fun. This is one of her fun gifts that she could not wait to open. We set it on our coffee table and did the activity together.

My husband helped my daughter uncover the code so that they can open the pyramid. They have to read the hieroglyph to find which side to open. My daughter was so excited when they uncovered the opening of the pyramid. She immediately started digging.

She was so fascinated with the things she found inside her pyramid. She pretended that she was a great archeologist that just discovered all the riches of an Egypian king. She has a very rich imagination.

This Activity kit is for children 8 years old and up. A product of Thames and Kosmos.

Inside the kit - You will find,

Safety googles is not shown in this picture but included in the kit.

Our Archaeologist is digging! - What will she find?

Our daughter could not wait to start the activity. She was so fascinated with the pyramid and very excited to find what in store for her inside. First, she have to decode the hieroglyph symbol to find the side that hides the opening of the pyramid.

Almost there! - She discover the secret of the hieroglyphs!

She used the hieroglyph tablet accurately ( with a little help from Dad!). Now she is on her way to find treasures!

Hieroglyphs also known as hieroglyphics are ancient symbols that compose a writing systems by the ancient Egyptians.

She made it inside the Pyramid!

There at last! She started to dig like a real Archaeologist. Dig, dig, dig....

The "discoveries"

This kit includes a manual to help you through the "excavation", your child will enjoy every step of it.

Our Archaeologist found the tomb of "King Tutankhamen" (king Tut). This was a lot of fun for the whole family.

Time to clean the artifacts!

Our Archaeologist is busy cleaning her find.

An Archaeologist is a scientist that studies the past history of men, by examining the things they left behind. (This was the meaning I still remember during my 5th grade, Social Studies class back in the Philippines).

Did you know?

Taken from the inside of the Manual....

Worth sharing:

"Children in Ancient Egypt has to memorize 800 different symbols. Our alphabet, by contrast, consists of only 26 characters. It was a tough task to learn all the symbols, and it took a long time to memorized. For this reason, writing was something that only the children of rich families could learn, since they didn't have to help with work".

"Did you know? Animal and human hieroglyphs always face the start of the line."

Very interesting!

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      This is an absolutely brilliant idea and I'm definitely going to get one of theses kits for my son when he's old enough! I wish they made these when I was little!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I can feel your daughter tingling with excitement over her archeology activity kit and how smart of you to be taking pictures of this wonderful learning adventure! Maybe she'll get an opportunity to go on some local archeological digs. My sister in law has down that through a university I think. For several years she'd go out into the wilderness with a group and sleep in a pup tent....those were some of her favoritied vacations as I recall. Fun learning opportunity! :)

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      An archaeologist in training - cool!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love archaeology! This will be great for my grandkids. Great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I loved doing this!

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      It is educational as well as an interesting way to explore Egyptian history.

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Love this project, that's very educational, as well.

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      Wow! My grandkids would love this archeology kit! What a great way to teach about Egypt.

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      This looks so cool! =D

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      What a fun way to learn!