This week we Mummified a baby doll.
Studying Ancient Egypt in such depth is actually an addendum to my "planned" curriculum but school sometimes works that way and I think it's just fine to let interests and the Spirit guide our learning.
A few weeks ago we hit Ancient Egypt in The Story of the World. We then pulled out academic picture books and I ordered a few more from the library system.
Our favorite so far is Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen.
Today we re-enacted a few pages from this book as we created a Mummy. After much thought, a bald baby doll since many in Ancient Egypt shaved their heads.
We read our Ms. Frizzle book and studied the Mummy making process.
Phonics Museum and the coloring sheets that went with it.
BTW: While searching for canopic jar and amulet images I found several really nice links. Aren't you lucky that I copied them as I found them right here for YOU! :) So very nice, I am! :)
Ancient Eqypt for Kids.
Lesson plans including a really cool paper mache Canopic Jar project.
Activity Village - coloring pages. :)
The British Museum - Ancient Egypt display
History for Kids - Great information.
Again, I'm sure there are plenty more out there if one has time to google or swagbuck search. I just hit upon these earlier and thought I would share them. I'm still in search of that "PERFECT" and "FREE" "Young Kid Friendly" Lapbook.
If you have info on Ancient Egypt that you would like to share I'd love to see it and so would my followers. Please share. :)