Saturday, January 10, 2009

Show and Tell ~ Ancient Egypt

I am a little late for Show and Tell this week, but our way of loading pictures was giving us trouble. It is all fixed now so here I am, better late than never. We are just about finished studying Ancient Egypt. We are using Story of the World (SOTW) this year and the kids are really enjoying it. We added a lot of our own extras and spent some of this past week doing Egyptian projects. First, we excavated our King Tut emblem replica.
It came out in several pieces and needed to be glued together and then painted gold.

Here is the finished product. I was impressed at how much the little ones stuck with it.

We then made a King Tut burial mask like the one found on his mummy.

We also enjoyed our book, The Ancient Egypt Pack, by Christos Kondeatis. It had the mask to make, games and great pop-up pictures like this one.

The kids really caught on to the game, Senat, which was a very popular Egyptian game. They played the game many times throughout the day.

We are really excited about our plan to visit the King Tut exhibit in Atlanta in the next month or two. While we are there, we will also be seeing the Terracotta Army from the Chinese archeological dig that will be at the High Art Museum at the same time.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. King Tut is coming to our children's museum in June. I can't wait. They are also opening a permanent exhibit on modern Egypt. We will be studying that for awhile, I'd imagine.


  2. WOW! What a great unit study!

  3. I love the mask and game! I really miss the days of hands on stuff. High school is really more about books and outside interests (jobs, band, clubs). We do play games, but the arts and crafts is pretty much done.

    If you're not from the Atlanta area, another good site to visit while here is the Georgia aquarium!

  4. I hope that the Tut exhibit comes up to Charlotte. I know my kids would enjoy it. Hope you get to see it with yours. Thanks for sharing.

    (Sorry I've been MIA, but I have my RSS feeds working again and I am keeping up on your posts.)

  5. You all really did put lots of efforts into making King Tut come alive! Great educational fun!

    Blessings, Mama Karen