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Egypt, a Resource Entry

We have enrolled Emanuel in the Little Passports series and one of our monthly mailings was EGYPT. We couldn’t just look at what came in the mail so it morphed into time to make a poster about this rather intriguing country! I hope our resources and findings are helpful!

BOOKS:

  • Ten Little Mummies by Philip Yates HERE
  • Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner HERE
  • A Look at Egypt by Helen Frost HERE
  • How the Sphinx Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland HERE
  • Egypt ABCs by Sarah Heiman HERE
  • You Wouldn’t Want to be Tutankhamen! by David Stewart HERE
  • Ancient Egypt by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed HERE
  • Eyewitness Pyramid by James Putnam HERE
  • Everything Ancient Egypt by Crispin Boyer HERE
  • Eyewitness Ancient Egypt by George Hart HERE
  • Ancient Egypt Beyond the Pyramids by Kathleen W. Deady HERE
  • Egypt in Pictures by Jeffrey Zuehlke HERE
  • Miriam and Her Brother Moses by Jean Marzollo HERE
  • Ms. Frizzle’s Adventures Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole HERE
  • Who Built the Pyramid? by Meredith Hooper HERE
  • Mummies in the Morning – a Magic TreeHouse mystery by Mary Pope Osborne HERE

HELPFUL WEBSITES:

  • Virtual Reality 3D Tomb Tours HERE though we could not get it to run on our laptop. If someone could figure it out I would love a head up on how they did it!!!
  • A series of the Eye of Ra images. I needed them for my part on one of mini books HERE thanks to Waktattoos.com
  • Ducksters’ Egypt Map HERE, Odyssey’s map HERE

PRINTABLES

  • A mini book with the current Egyptian flag from Activity Village HERE.
  • Ancient Egypt wordsearch HERE (Activity Village)
  • Ancient Egypt map colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Current flag colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Sphinx colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Pyramids colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Ancient Egyptian children colouring page HERE (Activity Village)
  • Egypt colouring page on Education.com HERE
  • List of Ancient Egypt worksheets on Education.com HERE

CRAFTS

  • Egyptian Pyramid model papercraft with Education.com HERE
  • Make a Mummy papercraft HERE (Education.com)

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

  • Ancient Egyptian beards… why? With Musiem HERE
  • All about Egyptian gold… Live Science’s article on clues to the origins of it HERE. A comparison between Egyptian and Roman gold HERE. The Gold of the Pharaohs by Softpedia HERE.
  • All about the Sphinx… why is it a half person half lion? Mentormob’s article HERE.
  • Toothbrushing in Ancient Egypt! Including the use of cosmetics on The Alchemy Web Site HERE. Wiki Answers’ take HERE.
  • What do Egyptians do for fun? Ask.com’s answer HERE. ThinkQuest’s answer HERE

VIDEOS
First off, CrashCourse’s Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4

The History of Ancient Egypt in 2 Minutes! Vsion 1.0 by Scott Powell, the History Guy

Ancient Egypt – The Mystery of the Sphinx by Plancheman100

Mystery of the Sphinx (this is part 1 you can find the rest by the same poster) by Pharaoh3000

  SUGGESTED CRAFTS (we didn’t make it to doing these as light caught up with us)

  • Salt Dough Plaque (Activity Village) HERE
  • Pharaoh’s Headdress (Activity Village) HERE
  • Flail Craft (Activity Village) HERE
  • Ankh Fuse Bead design (Activity Village) HERE101_4880

Overcast to Rainy Days

June 4-5

Our dinosaurs have stacked up and with summer break here for local public school kids we are moving to half day work ourselves… so instead of a NEW dinosaur we went through and checked where all our previous dinosaurs have been located/found! Quite the imbalance. So now Emanuel has me on the hunt for dinosaurs in exotic locations!! You can find the map we printed out and used HERE thanks to Printable World Map.

map

map

For our math component we dug out our Cyberchase DVD (thank you so much Victoria!!! That was a great Christmas present way back when.). The kids all seem to get something out of it. I am definitely going to have to find some more so that we can do some fun math on the run!!

Like they are huddled around a fire or something, only it is the DVD player

Like they are huddled around a fire or something, only it is the DVD player

Our lapbook work for Father’s Day has begun! From the humble beginnings of a simple church service to over 93 MILLION cards sent a year!101_2349

Overcast or not, we had some fun outside as well…101_2353

Echo had a walk with Nana and Baba all by herself!101_2352

Wednesday was a rainy day, but our boys are VERY observant, and noticed that across the neighbour’s lot on the other street there was a garage sale setting up. So… umbrella in hand we had to go check it out.101_2355

2.25 later and we had a new toy… which was promptly fought over, two tops for the girls and two books!

The toy

The toy

The highlight of our day was, of course, a visit from Bree and Lily!101_2359

I was able to give her her knotted headband, I made one for myself as well. You can find instructions for this HERE thanks to Maybe Matilda. I went to a much larger hook (I crochet tighter than most people it seems) and for my own added and edging of white. I am going to make a couple for Lily as the stretch will allow her to wear them longer!!! And of course for my own girls!101_2362

101_2363Bree and Lily and I snuck out to Target to shop while the girls here were napping and Ken working from home. It is such a pick me up to have a friend come in the middle of the week!!!101_2365

The kids did another wonderful session of reading together. I am so proud of everyone’s patience!101_2358

So rain has not stopped us, merely changed plans. Sadly though the mosquitoes are starting to show and like her sister Echo is allergic… the joys of bug bites that itch like mad!! Wish us luck!101_2354

St. Patrick’s Day Resources

So with the simplicity of a single entry for all the Platypus and Dr. Seuss resources I figure why not continue the trend? Even if it is not overly helpful to the rest of the world it means I can come back next year and either avoid repeats or recover the treasures with ease. So here goes:

Books:

Worksheets

  • A fun leprechaun and pot of gold dot to dot HERE.
  • St. Patrick’s Day themed addition, where you have to choose the two numbers out of 4 that make the sum HERE.
  • St. Patrick the person worksheet HERE.
  • Christian St. Patrick’s Day worksheets and crafts HERE.
  • St. Patrick’s Day word problems (math) HERE.
  • Story pages HERE.
  • Word search with fun facts HERE.
  • Numbers 1-17 dot to dot HERE.
  • Rainbow maze HERE.

Crafts

  • Templates for pots and shamrocks HERE.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Man craft HERE.
  • Leprechaun paperdolls HERE.
  • Leaping Leprechaun craft HERE.
  • Fingerprint Pot ‘O Gold with printable template HERE.
  • How to Draw a Pot of Gold HERE.
  • Maybe not for the kids, but for the crochet whizz… a Leprechaun hat thanks to CrochetSpot HERE.
  • Shamrock Trinity Craft with a crash course on making something look plaid HERE.
  • Fuse beads/Perler beads patterns HERE.
  • Handprint rainbow HERE.
  • Make a leprechaun trap HERE. We used coloured instead of plain sticks… they were cheaper!!

General Printables

  • St. Patrick’s Day Fun Facts HERE.
  • Irish Dancer colouring page. Trinity cut her flag away to just save the dancer HERE.
  • Irish flag HERE.
  • Irish bookmarks HERE.
  • Little book of Irish slang HERE.
  • Map of Ireland HERE.
  • Irish American founding fathers (Irish men who were involved in the signing of the constitution, information and word scramble) HERE.
  • The Ghillie Girls Irish dancers. We needed something all the kids could get in on and with multiple dancers this was perfect HERE.
  • Design an Irish Dancer. The picture is the top left one of the page list HERE. Trinity loved this one, she made herself into a dancer!
  • Colour an Irish Harp HERE.
  • Colour an Irish Princess HERE.
  • Colour a picture all about Hurling a sport rather specific to Ireland HERE.
  • Fun themed labels for gifts by A Cupcake for the Teacher HERE.
  • Celtic Mandala HERE.
Games
  • The Pot of Gold Game, a basic counting game with dice you cut out and assemble HERE.
  • Go Over the Rainbow for St. Patrick HERE.
Information Links
  • Learn about Hurling HERE.
  • All about the Bodhran HERE.
  • All about the Uilleann HERE.
  • Celtic Harp history HERE.
  • Tin whistle HERE.
  • 10 inventions by Irish individuals HERE.

Of course we had to scour youTube for some videos to fit our theme! Here is a selection! Discover Ireland Long Version by Tourism Ireland…

Riverdance for some beautiful Irish dancing… AND a Facebook link HERE of a friend and her troupe as they warm up. Sadly the music playing is live and what they were practicing to was canned music we can’t hear but still… beautiful.

Our focus also fell on Irish instruments… the Bodhran…

The Uillean…

The tin whistle…

and the Celtic Harp…

We only watched the first in the series but there are THREE videos on Hurling to watch by Cokane1888 on youTube.