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Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt: Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life: Project and Activities that Bring the Past to Life (Spend The Day Series) [Paperback]

Linda Honan
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24 Aug 1999 Spend The Day Series (Book 2)
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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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey Bass; 1 edition (24 Aug 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471290068
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471290063
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 440,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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LINDA HONAN is the Program Director of the Higgins Armory Museum and developer of educational TV series for children on world history topics. She is also the author of Spend the Day in Ancient Greece and Spend the Day in Ancient Rome. ELLEN KOSMER is Professor of Art History and Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at Worcester State College. She is also the illustrator of Linda Honan′s Spend the Day in Ancient Greece and Spend the Day in Ancient Rome.

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4.0 out of 5 stars all what is needed 12 Feb 2013
By Karen
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not used yet but aving looked through it , it is just what i need for the next topic thanks
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice assortment of activities 9 Aug 2008
By That Crazy Lady - Published on Amazon.com
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent craft book! 9 May 2007
By J. Fisak - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Great craft ideas! 27 Oct 2013
By C. Bates - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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!
5.0 out of 5 stars An adventure in learning for your young Egyptologist! 27 Sep 2009
By J. Arena - Published on Amazon.com
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Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt; Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life (Spend The Day Series) is a superlative way to use arts and crafts to bring the past to life. Face-painting and jewelry making is only part of the fun. You can get to know an Egyptian family, dress like them, know what their life was like and much, more.

What a great way to use a creative approach to education. This makes history an adventure with hands-on activities.
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality 21 Jan 2013
By Kim - Published on Amazon.com
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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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