We’ve finally picked back up with our history studies after a lengthy break. This week we learned a little about King Tutankhamen. Our favourite picture book was Tutankhamen’s Gift.
We also loved The Search for Tutankhamun by Niki Horin. We absolutely pored over the copy we found at the library, and then we were lucky to find a used copy in great shape. Looks like you can find some used copies from Amazon here.
Each page has a feature to interact with. It might be a folded up letter in a pocket, a little booklet to open, or a pop-up.
This page has a pop-up of the tomb with each of the rooms and various items found inside.
Then we made an Egyptian headdress using these templates. We just coloured them in with markers.
Jitterbug cracked me up with the poses he was doing. He was tapping his fingers on his arms and narrowing his eyes at me. Must be his interpretation of being a pharaoh. 😉
After we finished these we watched this DVD I found at the library- Horrible Histories Awesome Egyptians. It was about 20 minutes long and though it was a bit annoying it tied in perfectly with our King Tut studies.
Skeeterbug also read Tut’s Mummy: Lost and Found detailing how his tomb was found.
A great way to ease back into history. We’ve also been doing some Egyptian activities for geography, so there is more to come on Egypt.