Item description for Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt: Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life (Spend The Day Series) by Linda Honan...
Overview Text, projects, and activities introduce daily life in ancient Egypt from the viewpoint of a fictional family celebrating a festival day in honor of one of their gods.
Publishers Description Royal jubilees, towering pyramids, face painting, and jewelry making? The skys 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 youve 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 its going to be a truly amazing day. Youll 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 Meryts 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 youve 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.91" Width: 8.44" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1999
Publisher John Wiley And Sons
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0471290068 ISBN13 9780471290063
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Honan
LINDA HONAN is the Program Director of the Higgins Armory Museum and developer of three educational TV series for children on world history topics. She is also the author of Spend the Day in Ancient Greece.
ELLEN KOSMER is Professor of Art History and Associate Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education at Worcester State College. Linda Honan is the author and Ellen Kosmer the illustrator of Picture the Middle Ages: The Middle Ages Resource Book.
Linda Honan currently resides in Westborough, in the state of Massachusetts.
Reviews - What do customers think about Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt: Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life (Spend The Day Series)?
Excellent craft book! May 10, 2007
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.
Lots of fun for the kids Sep 13, 2002
My stepson Jacob loved this. I came home from work one day to find him dressed as a Pharaoh! He loves Egypt and says he wants to become an Egyptologist.