Collar Necklace

Collar Necklace

A fancy, ancient Egyptian collar necklace is called a wesekh. They were originally amulets used to help protect people in the afterlife.
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Make A Roman Coin

Make A Roman Coin

From Ancient Civilizations: Romans!

Coins were introduced to ancient Rome around 270 BCE. Before then, Romans traded goods for other goods. Roman coins were made of gold, silver, or bronze and often had the face of the emperor on one side.

Black-Figure Vase

Black-Figure Vase

From Ancient Civilizations: Greeks!

We know a lot about ancient Greece by studying their vases, which illustrated everyday life. Want to tell future archaeologists about your life? Make your own Greek-style vase.

Design a Cup

Design a Cup

From Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas!

Become an ancient Aztec or Maya artisan in this activity.

Uncovering Your Family History

Uncovering Your Family History

From Tools of the Ancient Romans

Like the stories surrounding the beginnings of Rome, most families have stories that have been passed down from generation to generation that may or may not be completely true.



PSLA Teaching and Learning – Literature Review
“A growing set of non fiction books for students in grades 3-6. Seventeen titles are now available with more planned. Each title provides clear background information on the topic with clearly explained key terms and a timeline of developments.  Includes index, glossary, metric conversions, and lists of related YouTube videos for viewing. Each of the 25 projects listed includes a supplies list, step by step instructions, and notes if adult supervision is necessary.
THOUGHTS: Great ideas for science fair or independent or group or group projects for students.”

Praise for Explore Ancient Egypt by Carmella Van Vleet
Calliope Magazine
"Explore Ancient Egypt! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments will certainly intrigue readers and have them eagerly turning the pages to check out the next activity. The sidebars with information make excellent complements."

Praise for Explore Ancient Rome! by Carmella Van Vleet
DIG Magazine
“Explore Ancient Rome! By Carmella Van Vleet offers a variety of projects, accompanied by explanatory history text, designed to stimulate readers’ interest in this ancient culture. Among them are making an aqueduct, designing a villa, creating an oscillum and designing a theater mask.”

Praise for Explore Ancient Greece! by Carmella Van Vleet
School Library Journal
“Fun book about an otherwise daunting culture. Kids will enjoy the format of the book with its cartoon-like drawings and jokes. The text is punctuated with fun fonts and sidebars that enrich the historical narrative of the text. Very fun activities make learning about this culture a great experience. This book a worthwhile addition to your library.”

Detailed Book Description

Did the ancient Egyptians have pets? Why were the kings of ancient Egypt buried in pyramids? What did kids do for fun in ancient Egypt?

Ancient Civilizations: Egyptians! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids takes readers on a journey through the land of the Nile, making stops to study the pyramids, learn about the kings and queens who ruled this land—including the famed King Tutankhamun—discover what ordinary people ate, played, and wore for clothing, and learn about the different jobs people performed. This book brings daily life from thousands of years ago into today’s reality through fun illustrations, fascinating facts, essential questions, and hands-on projects such as constructing model bridges and pyramids, planting floating gardens, and translating hieroglyphics.

Ancient Civilizations: Egyptians! is part of a set of four Explore Ancient Civilization books that bring to life the vibrant cultures of the distant past. The other titles in this series are Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas!; Ancient Civilizations: Romans!, Ancient Civilizations: Greeks!.

Try these hands-on STEAM projects!

  • Construct a shaduf
  • Play “Valley of the Kings” board game
  • Bake some ancient bread
  • Design a hieroglyph tablet
Available In:
Paperback, $14.95
Hardcover, $19.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8x10 size | 4-color | 96 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: Ancient Civilizations



Let’s Explore Ancient Egypt!
Nile River Model

Chapter 1
Egyptian Homes
Hot and Cool Colors
Spine Time
Egyptian Headrest
Soul Houses
Make a Mudbrick

Chapter 2: Beer, Bread, and Bartering
Dried Apples
Do the Dough
Design a Shaduf

Chapter 3
Make an Ostracon
Egyptian Sistrum
Make a Rag Ball
Make a Mancala Board

Chapter 4
Amulets, Clothes, and Makeup
Collar Necklace
Faience Beads
Make a Cuff Bracelet
Make a Tunic

Chapter 5
King Tut and Other Cool Kings
"Grow" a False Beard
Play “Valley of the Kings”
Write a Curse

Chapter 6
Mummies and Pyramids
Write It!
Make a Hieroglyph Tablet
Sledge Race
Edible Pyramid
Explore Mummification
Egyptians Glossary Scavenger Hunt

Metric Conversions
Essential Questions