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It looks like we're going to meet some friends and see the King Tut exhibit in Philadelphia this summer. I'd really like to try to find some resources to strew in the path of my 4 1/2 ear old DD before the trip. Anybody have any book or project recommendations?
 

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my girls decided that they wanted learn about ancient egypt this year - so far this is what they have used (some is a little bit much for 4 year olds - my children age from 2.5-11). i hope this can be of some use to you!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Books used:<br><br>
•The Royal Diaries: Cleopatra VII Daughter of the Nile Egypt, 57BC by Kristiana Gregory<br>
•The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder<br>
•The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw<br>
•Tut’s Mummy Lost…and Found by Judy Donnelly<br>
•The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone Key to Ancient Egypt James Cross Giblin<br>
•Pyramid by David Macaulay<br>
•The Egyptian Echo by Pam Dowswell<br>
•Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt by Mary Barnett<br>
•Young Peoples Story of Africa and Asia by VM Hillyer and EG Huey<br>
•Make This Egyptian Model by Iain Ashman<br>
•Growing Up in Ancient Egypt by Rosalie David<br>
•Who Built the Pyramids by Jane Chisholm and Struan Reid<br>
•A Visitor’s Guide to Ancient Egypt by Lesley Sims<br>
•Mummies & Pyramids by Sam Taplin<br>
•Pharaohs & Pyramids by Tony Allan<br>
•Usborne World History Ancient World by Fiona Chandler<br>
•The Usborne Book of World History by Dr. Anne Millard and Patricia Vanags<br>
•The Usborne Encyclopedia of the Ancient World<br>
•Mummies, Tombs and Treasure By Lila Perl<br><br><br>
Video/DVDs used:<br><br>
•DVD- Egypt Uncovered Discovery Channel Series 6 DVD set<br>
•DVD- Cleopatra movie<br>
•DVD- The Mummy movies<br><br>
Additional:<br>
•Art of Ancient Egypt class<br>
•Ancient Egypt Tomb<br>
•Usborne Ten Terrific Weeks plan for Ancient Egypt</span></td>
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some of the books we haven't gotten yet<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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usborne books:<br>
Egyptians IR<br>
Series: Beginners Social Studies<br>
Author: Stephanie Turnbull<br><br>
Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt IL<br>
Series: History Encyclopedias<br>
Author: G Harbey & S. Reid<br><br><br>
Tutankhamun - IR<br>
Series: Young Reading Series 3 Gift Books<br>
Author: Gill Harvey<br><br><br>
Cleopatra<br>
Series: Famous Lives Gift Books<br>
Author: Katie Daynes<br><br><br>
misc publishers<br>
Pyramids: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience Ancient Egypt (Kaleidoscope Kids) (Paperback)<br>
by Avery Hart, Paul Mantell, Michael Kline<br><br><br>
Treasure Chests: Ancient Egypt<br><br>
Ancient Egypt (Ultimate Sticker Books) (Paperback)<br>
by DK Publishing<br><br>
Bellerophon Coloring Books - Egypt<br>
Coloring Book of Ancient Egypt #0059 $4.45<br>
Queen Nefertiti Coloring Book #1543 $3.50<br><br>
Ms. Frizzle`s Adventures in ancient egypt<br>
by Cole, Joanna<br><br>
Egyptian Life J.A. Guy<br>
Item R315826<br><br>
Stories from Ancient Egypt: Egyptian Myths and Legends for Children(Paperback)<br>
by Joyce Tyldesley (Author), Julian Heath (Illustrator)<br><br>
Tales of Ancient Egypt (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)<br>
by Roger Lancelyn Green (Author), Heather Copley (Illustrator)<br><br>
Mara, Daughter of the Nile (Puffin Story Books) (Mass Market Paperback)<br>
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw</span></td>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">It looks like we're going to meet some friends and see the King Tut exhibit in Philadelphia this summer. I'd really like to try to find some resources to strew in the path of my 4 1/2 ear old DD before the trip. Anybody have any book or project recommendations?</div>
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It's called Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Ancient Egypt. Perfect for little ones.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It's called Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Ancient Egypt. Perfect for little ones.</div>
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DS DEVOURED this book and was always reading it for the two months we had it. He didn't want to give it back to the library <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . I'm just glad he lost intrest before I bought it, lol!!<br><br>
I can't remember the names of the other ones we did but there was an egyptian craft book we really enjoyed.
 

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I *personally* enjoy the Egyptomania section of the Cleveland Museum of Art's web site.<br><br><a href="http://www.clevelandart.org/kids/egypt/" target="_blank">http://www.clevelandart.org/kids/egypt/</a><br><br>
I think it's well done and entertaining. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Shirley Glubok has a book about ancient Egyptian art for children that is great. I read it with my kids before going to see the Egyptian exhibit at an art museum, and it made the field trip so much more interesting to them. I highly recommend the book.<br><br>
How lucky to see the King Tut show! I'm very jealous!
 

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<a href="http://www.upennmuseum.com/hieroglyphsreal.cgi/" target="_blank">http://www.upennmuseum.com/hieroglyphsreal.cgi/</a><br><br>
to write in heiroglyphics
 

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We took our 8-year old and 4-year old to see that exhibition two months ago. I was shocked to discover (maybe I should have done my homework better!) and my kids were pretty bummed that neither King Tut's sarcophagus, mummy nor his death mask would be on display. The actual walk-through is done fairly theatrically, but in reality you're looking at toys, day-to-day implements, tools, furniture and jewelry. There is only one sarcophagus and that is of a family member. Nevertheless, it was a worthwhile trip and my kids still talk about it.<br><br>
In addition to my 8 year old ds reading many, many books on Egyptology independently, we read aloud nightly from "King Tut: dairy of a boy-king" which both kids enjoyed immensely. We also took a game of "Old Mummy" (a version of old maid with detailed cards on different Egyptian artifacts and mythology) to play in our hotel room at night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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The Sesame Street movie <b>Don't Eat the Pictures</b> has a whole Egyptian storyline in it.<br>
That is what kick-started my oldest's fascination with Egypt, which he still has now that he is 11 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
It isn't King Tut specific, but it is a really nice intro for the younger crowd
 

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This is a fun link and a non-graphic way to learn how bodies were mummified in Ancient Egypt. My children really enjoyed it.<br><br><a href="http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/mummy.html" target="_blank">http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/mummy.html</a><br><br>
This website is something that might help you search for some good activies, games, curriculum ideas, etc.:<br><a href="http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.shtml</a>
 

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great resources - thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is a fun link and a non-graphic way to learn how bodies were mummified in Ancient Egypt. My children really enjoyed it.<br><br><a href="http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/mummy.html" target="_blank">http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/mummy.html</a></div>
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DD loved that game!<br><br><br>
She also liked this site. You can take a virtual tour of the great pyramid.<br><a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/khufuenter.html" target="_blank">http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid...hufuenter.html</a><br><br>
This book was a lot of fun. DD and I had a ball with it and probably did everything in this book.<br>
Pyramids: 50 hands on activities to experience ancient egypt<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPyramids-Hands-Activities-Experience-Kaleidoscope%2Fdp%2F1885593104%2Fref%3Dpd_sim_b_3%2F103-3941257-7499028%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1184470164%26sr%3D8-9" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Pyramids-Hands...4470164&sr=8-9</a>
 

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The British Museum has an Ancient Egypt site for kids <a href="http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html" target="_blank">here</a><br>
(they also have a similar page on Ancient India, and, I believe, China)
 
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