Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ancient Egypt Resources-Grammar Stage

Looking for some good Ancient Egypt resources for teaching your children?  Here are some of our favorites!

Hieroglyphs by Joyce Milton -

This neat book comes with a stencil, so no matter what you child's drawing ability, they can make their own hieroglyphs!  My kids (age 2 and 4) ask to use the stencil all the time.

The book itself teaches about how to put the characters together to write words, names, etc., and about different parts of Egyptian life.  I bought this book a few months ago, and I'm glad I did!

Pyramid by David Macaulay

This book walks you step-by-step through one of the possible ways that the pyramids may have been constructed.  It is filled with detailed pencil drawings that really give your a good grasp of the people, land, and the vast size of the pyramids.

Perhaps you are already familiar with this one or others from Macaulay like: Castle, Cathedral, and City (among others).

The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

This book is a fictional story based upon a Greek girl who ended up being an Egyptian princess.  It is an ancient Cinderella story.  I enjoyed reading this book to my kids as a fun supplement to our studies.  It is fairly short story with lots of nice illustrations to look at.

Benjamin and the Silver Goblet by Jacqueline Jules

I found this book at my library and read it to my kids as review after we had learned about Joseph being taken to Egypt.  It tells the Biblical story from Benjamen's perspective and was a nice easy read that my children enjoyed.

If you are studying Ancient Egypt (or will be soon!) see if your library has these for you to borrow, or check them out on (any of the links above will take you there).  These four titles are all part of the 4 for 3 promotion which means that if you get all four, you only pay for three of them!

What are your favorite Ancient Egypt resources?  

We will be heading to Ancient Greece soon, so I'd love to hear your favorites for that too!

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  1. We have the Egyptian Cinderella at home and my daughter loves that book. We are studying Greece now. Next will be Mesopotamia and Persia, then maybe Egypt. I pinned this post too.

    Here are our Greek activities.

  2. Ooohhhhhh, I'm pinning this for next year.

  3. Our favorite resource we've read was a book that is actually written by a homeschool grad! She started writing it when she was 12, and my kids loved it. It would make an AWESOME read aloud! It's called A Cry from Egypt, and it's by Hope Auer. Definitely check it out. :)


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