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 amazon.com (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!