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Ancient Egypt Projects

Egyptian statue
Amenhotep

If you're a teacher, parent, or day camp counselor thinking of spending a week or so on ancient Egypt, here's some ideas other people have found useful:

Clothes: For boys, a large white cotton t-shirt (it should come down to his knees) and a belt. Leather sandals are okay, or bare feet. Or, a boy could wear a long piece of white cotton (like a strip of a sheet) wound around his legs to make a pair of shorts, and tucked in at the waist. He would not wear a shirt with that.

For girls, a longer white outfit like a long white nightgown - it should reach her ankles. This, too, should be tied at the waist with a sash. Both girls and boys in ancient Egypt often wore heavy gold jewelry, and blue or green eye shadow, and black eyeliner.

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Food: Ancient Egyptians ate pita bread, with chunks of grilled lamb, lettuce, cucumbers, and other vegetables. They liked barley soup, and lentil soup. You might have a green salad along with that, or pickled vegetables. For dessert, fresh or candied dates were popular, and also pistachios or walnuts. More on Egyptian food.

Activities:

* Making papyrus
* Hieroglyphics
* Drawing the afterlife
* Carving reliefs

For more Ancient Egypt projects, check out these books from Amazon or from your library:

Pyramids: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience Ancient Egypt, by Avery Hart and others (1997).

Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt : Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life, by Linda Honan (1999).

Ancient Egypt Book and Treasure Chest (Working for Myself), by George Hart (1994). Rave reviews - includes hieroglyphic stamp kit, Egyptian bead necklace, board games, and more.

Cut and Make Egyptian Masks, by A. G. Smith and Josie Hazen (1993). King Tut, lioness, falcon, crocodile and a jackal.

Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book, by John Green (1989).

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