Learning about Ancient Egypt should be both fun and interactive during the middle school ages. It’s not time to give up the fun at any age of learning. Today, I have gathered 11 easy hands-on Ancient Egypt projects for middle school.
Ancient Egypt Projects for Middle School
1. Make Mud Bricks.
Look at this fun Hands-on Ancient Egypt: Israelite Mud Bricks for Kids. With minimal material, most of which you have around the house, your middle school child will love making these mud bricks.
2. Build a LEGO Math Calculator.
Next, look at this math slant project while studying about Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptian Mathematics: Build a LEGO Math Calculator is a fun middle school project.
Studying about jewelry from Ancient Egypt doesn’t have to be hard. Look at this Fun Hands-On History: Ancient Egyptian Collar Craft.
3. Create an Ancient Egyptian Collar
One of the most famous forms of jewelry worn by the ancient Egyptians was the Usekh collar. Rich Egyptians often wore these broad necklaces on a daily basis and this collar craft is a fun way to understand about Egyptian necklaces.
Then to add a bit of art and drawing, your middle school child will love Ancient Egypt Civilization (Hands-on History): King Narmer Crown.
4. Mold a painting of the Ancient Egypt Double Crown
After all studying about the double crown and the significance to Ancient Egypt can be hard to understand. This easy hands-on project helps learning facts stick.
Projects for Middle School About Ancient Egypt
5. Play the Snake Game
In addition, I created this fun and Free Ancient Egypt Mehen Printable Board Game (Hands-on History) based on the popular snake game played by the Egyptians.
However, we really loved doing the Project Passport: Ancient Egypt from Home School in the Woods .
Not only did we enjoy many hands-on learning activities, but love learning about Upper and Lower Egypt, the maps and the printable activities. My post Ancient Egypt Homeschool Unit Study – Hands-on and FUN! has numerous activities in Project Passport.
6. Travel Egypt Without Leaving Your Home
Also, add in a few more hands-on fun ideas like this Birdcage Ancient Egypt Go Fish game.
7. Prepare cardboard Egyptian Pillars
And another Ancient Egypt project for middle school is to have your child prepare these beautiful smokin’ hot Egyptian cardboard pillars.
Hands-on Ancient Egypt Middle School Activities
At the end of our unit study co-op our group made these cardboard pillars; your crafty middle school kid will love doing them for a prop or drama your group has.
8. Tie in Ancient Egypt with Astronomy Notebooking Page
Furthermore, some middle school children will love a science tie in with Ancient Egypt like learning about ancient astronomy. Look at my post Exploring Space and Astronomy Free Unit Study for Multiple Ages.
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9. Study Ancient Egypt Alongside Other Ancient Empires.
This next Ancient Egypt project for middle school is to make an in depth study of Ancient Empires. We used Great Empires Activity Study by Home School in the Wood.
Some children need to see the key players or empires of history at one time and need a longer project to retain focus.
Moving too fast studying ancient history and a child may not understand key time periods. It’s important for key history hooks to be made so that all other learning can be tied to history makers.
Great Empires Activity Study by Home School in the Woods covers fourteen empires:
- Ancient China
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient Rome
- English Empire
- French Empire
- Russian Empire
- Spanish Empire
- United States and
- German Empire
- Japanese Empire
Another easy activity Hands-On History: The Rosetta Stone and Breaking The Code is really a fun introduction to learning about ancient history.
10. Break the Code of the Rosetta Stone.
If you find that your child doesn’t really know anything about why we know some about ancient history, begin with learning about the Rosetta Stone. Your code breakers will love to learn about breaking the code.
As well including your young kids can be tough. So, if you want to include your younger kids or if your middle school child loves to still color, you’ll love this set of Ancient color pages to go along with your studies.
We have used various museum quality history coloring books through the years that have made a big difference in how my boys understood history in the early years. I think clip art should be as real as possible and based on real events in history.
Learning Ancient History Through Coloring
Instead of me adding titles on pages or naming the coloring pages, this allows you to use the clip art/coloring pages any way you want to. Whether it is a cover page, notebooking page, journal page or just to enrich a topic, you have the flexibility.
Here is what the 20 page download contains. I put a few key words to explain each picture on the page. This way you can use the coloring pages as title pages too on your lapbooks.
Page 3: Ancient Egypt Court,
Page 4: Ancient Egypt Spinning,
Page 5: Ancient Egypt Life of the Royals,
Page 6: Ancient Egypt Battles,
Page 7: Ancient Egypt The Nile,
Page 8: Life Along the River – The Nile,
Page 9: Metal Workers & Crafts of Ancient Egypt,
Page 10: Egyptian Hieroglyphics,
Page 11: Egyptian Queen Cleopatra,
Page 12: Aztecs Floating Gardens
Page 13: Aztecs,
Page 14: Aztec Life,
Page 15: Mayans,
Page 16: Ancient Greece Wedding,
Page 17: Ancient Greek Galley,
Page 18: Ancient Greece Crafts,
Page 19: Ancient Greece Bank,
Page 20: Athens,
Page 21: Spartan Warrior and
Page 22: The Vikings.
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Finally, you know my love for hands-on tools like lapbooks. No, they’re not just for younger children.
Middle school children really benefit from them as well. And the best part is that the lapbook can be as crafty or not as your child wants it to be.
11. Craft a Pharaohs and Queens Ancient Egypt lapbook.
And I really make it easy here for you because I have this free Famous Pharaohs and Queens of Egypt lapbook.
What do you think? Are you ready to tackle these 11 Easy Hands-On Ancient Egypt Projects for Middle School?
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