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  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 24, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471290068
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471290063
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 3-6-Honan utilizes craft projects as a means of introducing the culture and lives of ancient Egyptians. A fictionalized family is followed throughout a single day. Separate chapters cover dress, food, music, religion, education, etc., through brief discussions, sidebars on specific facts, and several crafts that are outlined in adequate detail with attention given to the need for adult supervision. Utilitarian black-and-white line drawings appear throughout; they are helpful in clarifying activities. This is a serviceable resource for unit studies when used in conjunction with historical texts. Avery Hart's Pyramids: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience Ancient Egypt (Williamson, 1997) is an equally useful title.
Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Royal jubilees, towering pyramids, face painting, and jewelry making? The sky’s the limit when you spend the day in ancient Egypt! Picture this: You get out of bed and, as you go to brush your teeth, you suddenly realize that you’ve traveled back in time over 4,500 years to ancient Egypt. The sun is shining, the Nile River is almost flooding, and everywhere you look, humongous pyramids are being erected. … You have a strong hunch that it’s going to be a truly amazing day. You’ll spend the day with a family in the land of Giza during the Fourth Dynasty and learn all about Egyptian culture with loads of exotic and fun-filled activities. Join ten-year-old Meryt as she practices playing the harp for the festival of Bastet, and make your own music with a string of menat rhythm beads. Be an apprentice scribe to the pyramid builders with Meryt’s twelve-year-old brother, lpy, as you learn to count with hieroglyphs. Join the family for a round of Senet, a traditional Egyptian board game, using a board and game pieces you’ve made yourself. Then, before your day in Egypt is through, make a delicious feast fit for a pharaoh! Ages 8 to 12 Collect the whole Spend the Day series! Spend the Day in Ancient Greece Spend the Day in Ancient Rome

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By That Crazy Lady on August 9, 2008
Format: Paperback
We checked out every Egyptian craft book from our library for a homeschool unit (grade 5, and this was among the top 3 that we actually used. The projects in this book go beyond mummies and pyramids, and some are very unique (hippopotamus statue) while others are a bit cheesy (masks out of posterboard). This would be great for a classroom teacher as most of the projects can be completed in a short time and with few materials other than posterboard. I would strongly recommend that measurements are taken for costume parts and the directions modified if needed. We made the boy's kilt following the directions and they were too small for my boys (ages 11 and 7 and athletic build). All in all, it is a good book with a lot of ideas, however there are a couple books that take it a step further and try to really bring the feel of authenticity to the projects.

For anyone looking for additional resources that are more than toilet paper tube arm cuffs and construction paper collars, I suggest you also try:
Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself series)

Make History: Ancient Egypt : Re-Create Authentic Jewelry, Toys, and Other Crafts from Another Place and Time (Make History)

and if cooking is your thing,
Cooking in Ancient Civilizations (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series) is awesome (but pricey), especially if you will also be studying other ancients like the Greeks and Romans. We held a "feast day" at the end of our unit and the kids loved the food! They are now asking for these recipes again!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Fisak on May 9, 2007
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Not only does this book have wonderful crafts that are fun to make, it is also chock full of interesting information! It starts with a description of an Egyptian family, then describes various aspects of their daily lives. The directions for the two games you can make are a bit confusing (I had to look up Senet online to figure out how to play), but the sheer variety of projects, recipes, and background information more than make up for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Bates on October 27, 2013
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This book really brought our study of ancient Egypt to life! We loved the format of a story of an Egyptian family and the corresponding crafts of things that went along with their daily lives. My only complaint is that the kindle edition is missing a few pages, including a few crafts, which are in the table of contents, but not in the book itself. Otherwise, a great purchase!
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By Kim on January 21, 2013
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This book offers quite a few engaging projects that don't require a lot of unusual supplies. I found that my students better understood the culture after creating these projects.
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