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Kids are fascinated with Ancient Egypt. Our book club decided to read The Pharaoh’s Secret by Marissa Moss and explore Ancient Egypt and as we lost ourselves in the pages, discovering an ancient world, we created an Ancient Egypt study unit for children in elementary and middle school that is chock full of engaging activities.

We had so much fun with our Ancient Egypt Study Unit, we want to share it with you.

Free Ancient Egypt Study Unit Activities, Resources and Crafts for Elementary and Middle School Students

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Ancient Egypt Study Unit Activities 

Hieroglyphics

  • Have the students figure out what their names would be in Hieroglyphics.
  • Here is what our name looks like in Hieroglyphics:

Ancient Egypt Study Unit Hieroglyphics Translator

Sports were important to the Ancient Egyptians

  • Have the kids research what sports were popular in Ancient Egypt. 
  • Have a “sports day”, Ancient Egyptians played tug of war and pass the hoop among other sports.

The Rich Symbolism of Ancient Egypt



Ancient Egypt Study Unit Pop up book

Make a pop-up book about Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt Study Unit Pop Up Book

Ancient Egypt Craft projects

Explore the weather in Egypt


Writing topic ideas for exploring Ancient Egypt

  • Research Egypt and make a brochure of the historical sites in Egypt.
  • Research the climate and do a weather report.
  • Write a story where the main character lives in Ancient Egypt.
  • Research and compare two of the pharaohs.
  • Write a newspaper article about any pharaoh.

Research Ancient  Egyptian food

  • Make one of the recipes.
    We made Basbousa. It’s a semolina cake drenched in syrup. Try it, it’s really yummy!

Play Ancient Egyptian Board games

Read books about Ancient Egypt



Free Ancient Egypt Study Unit Activities, Resources and Crafts for Elementary and Middle School Students


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