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Ancient Egypt Lapbook


A Unit Study for Homeschool

Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating of world cultures! What child isn't intrigued with mummies, pyramids, and the complicated religion of this ancient civilization?

Create an interdisciplinary study by including subjects besides just history. For example, you can study the plethora of gods and goddesses through their portrayal in Egyptian art. The Egyptians also had advanced mathematical understanding.

Float down the Nile with the Pharaohs and study Ancient Egypt today. Whether your children are early elementary or middle school, you can record your learning in a lapbook or notebook. Besides photos of my daughter's own lapbooks, I've collected and linked some of the best online resources available.

These photos are from my daughter's Ancient Egypt lapbook created in the first grade. We were using Sonlight curriculum (Core 1) at the time.


Free Ancient Egypt Lapbook Printables

  • Our Homeschooling Expedition
    A homeschooling mother shares what she created for her own children -- a free lapbook all about Ancient Egypt!
  • Homeschool Helper
    This is a unit study about Ancient Egypt. Look for the link below the activities list that says Lapbook Templates (pdf file).
  • Samples from Tapestry of Grace
    Reproducibles for a complete (but simple) lapbook -- mummies, pyramids, pharaohs, geography, and flora/fauna of Egypt. You can find the entire 3 week introductory sample with lesson plans and more here.
  • Homeschool Share's FREE Ancient Egypt Unit Study and Lapbook
    A bibliography, a detailed outline, and loads of free printable templates!
  • Ancient Egypt Minibooks at Dynamic 2 Moms
    Dynamic 2 Moms share some nice Ancient Egypt minibooks on their Ancient Civilizations page. These PDFs include a cover page, hieroglyphs, scarabs, gods, kingdoms of Egypt, Egyptian life, and mummies.
  • Free Bookmarks and Hieroglyphs Chart
    Two nice printables are offered free here!
  • British Museum
    These are actually teacher's guides to help with a museum tour. But even it you can't tour this exhibit, there are some nice pages in these PDFs. 1. Life in Ancient Egypt-- pages 14 & 15 are especially adaptable to minibooks. One has a piece of E
  • Paper Dali
    These adorable paper dolls were made by a mom who uses them to teach and play with her children! You'll find Egyptian men, women, Pharoah, and some gods.
  • Learning Connections Ancient Egypt Resources
    Especially nice here are the map of ancient Egypt and the hieroglyphics chart. But there are other options that you may find useful as well.
  • Highland Heritage Forms
    Scroll down to the Ancient Egypt section for several choices including a pyramid shapebook, an Egyptian princess shape book, a cartouche pattern and a falcon necklace pattern.
  • Pyramid Shape Template
    This 2D drawing of a pyramid shows its 3D quality with dotted lines. Use this template to make a shape book or even a trifold or accordion book.

More Ancient Egypt Lapbooks and Unit Studies - examples & photos from other bloggers


History Pockets: Ancient Egypt - Grades 4-6

History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations - Grades 1-3


Free Ancient Egypt Coloring Books - the best on the web -- for free

Here are the best coloring pages related to Ancient Egypt. No silly cartoon style mummies here. I tried to link to only the most realistic educational pages.

  • Activity Village Ancient Egypt Coloring Pages
    These are really nice coloring pages with bold black outlines and lots of detail. Amazingly, they are free!
  • EduPics Coloring Pages
    Sixty diffferent images -- including both black and white line drawings and full color clip art. Some of these are from Dover Coloring Books, and are very detailed.
  • The Great Sphinx Coloring Page
    On this Wonders of the World page, is a jpg black and white outline of the Sphinx to color. This would be a great graphic for a minibook. Or you could even use it as the template and cover for a shapebook.

A Hilarous Look at Ancient Egypt - Good Times Travel Agency

Free Ideas for Hands-on Activities, Crafts, and Projects


Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt - Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life


Ancient Egypt Notebooking Pages - Free and Retail

Lift the Lid on Mummies - A hands on kit

Free Clip Art for Ancient Egypt

  • Karen's Whimsy Ancient Egypt Public Domain Clip Art
    A wonderful collection of black and white images. Be sure to look at all of them. From the menu on the left, choose Ancient Past and then Egyptians. There are many pages available!
  • Neferchichi's Tomb Free Clip Art
    A really attractive site with nice clipart of gods and goddesses, hieroglyphs, and more.
  • King Tut One Ancient Egypt Clip Art
    Six pages of images including these topics: pyramids and the sphinx, the vulture and the scarab, the Gods of Egypt, People of Ancient Egypt, decorative banners, pharaohs and queens.
  • Webweaver's Free Clip Art
    A few quality selections including King Tut, scarab, and an animated eye of Horus. Be sure to look at the bottom of the pages for additional links to Ankhs, Egyptian Gods & Godesses, and Egyptian Webpage Dividers.
  • Classroom Clipart
    This site has some great images, but they are not organized correctly all of the time. So don't let the images of Greek warriors and Greek columns stop you when you land on the Ancient Egypt page. Click on some of the subcategories within Ancient Egy
  • EduPics Coloring Pages
    Among the coloring pages are many full color JPG clip art images.
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Heiroglyphs and Cartouches

  • Make Your Own Cartouche
    Enter your name and the online tool will generate a golden graphic (vertical orientation) which you can save or print.
  • Hieroglyphic Name Translator
    This tool gives your name in black and white horizontal hieroglyphics. You can then print the image with your browser's print function.

Online Activities about Ancient Egypt

  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
    This is a wonderful interactive, kid appropriate site for learning about history. You can explore a tomb and learn about how mummies were made. In the printables section there are Seega and Mehen -- two Egyptian games.

Reader Feedback

matthe8 on April 24, 2019:

I love these clipart.

2D clipart is still popular today,

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Genesis Davies from Guatemala on May 20, 2014:

I love your lenses! We're just getting ready to do a study of Africa and will be using your ideas. Thanks!

tcaldy on November 13, 2013:

Thanks for sharing your Ancient Egypt study. We are doing this now in our home education program. Nice resources and ideas.

Michelllle on March 11, 2013:

I love how you focused on younger kids too. Unfortunately, many teachers think ancient civilizations are for older students. Little kids are so engaged with the mythical qualities of ancient Egyptian life. Love your pictures of kids actually doing the extended activities. Beautiful lens.

Bigwas from Philippines on February 07, 2013:

I am working in Egypt and the first thing I wanted to see when I arrived is the pyramid but as I discovered, there is more about Egypt than the pyramids.

anonymous on January 02, 2013:

Great lens. Thank you for sharing. Ancient Egypt is a fascinating society and culture.

windblowertm on November 18, 2012:

This is truly a great lens with a lot of useful information. I only need this lens if I want to find beautiful things inspired from ancient Egypt. I love it. thank you for this.

Oikouros on October 11, 2012:

My daughter will love the potato stamp hieroglyphics!

WriterJanis2 on September 23, 2012:

Fun ways to learn here. Blessed!

TrentAdamsCA on December 18, 2011:

Fun ideas and resources. The potato hieroglyph stamps are clever. I've always been intrigued with ancient Egypt.

Fiona from South Africa on October 05, 2011:

Really cool lens - even for big kids like me. Blessed

franstan lm on October 04, 2011:

This lens will add excitement to teaching about Ancient Egypt

HERBMASTER on August 12, 2011:

I like your lens. Now I understand a little about your comment on one of my webpages. While you focus on the facts and are probably a good educator, you seem to avoid the underpinnings of this whole civilization. Its religion, at all levels, are very deep and contribute to all world religions, thereafter.

spiritualll on July 25, 2011:

Egipt continue to remain the most hidden civilization. Even today, we don't know for sure who was Imhotep the one who give the Egyptians the benefits of civilizations. Some scholars state that he was an alien, not a simple mythological character.

catherinelovestv on July 06, 2011:

You have put together some brilliant resources, I love history especially egypt and Roman history.

Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on April 12, 2011:

Wonderful resource Jimmie. It was learning about Ancient Egypt and Greece that first got me interested in history, and ancient history still is a passion of mine. Blessings coming your way.

anonymous on December 07, 2010:

The Egyptian mysteries are fascinating have you heard of Ed Leedskalin and Coral Castle in Florida? He claims he knew the secret building methods of the Egyptians, and proved it with his coral castle. To read more about this check out my blog here -> nibiru Great Lens by the way!

BeaGabrielle1 on November 22, 2010:

Love your lens! I'm a great fan of everything ancient Egypt so I enjoyed this very much! Thanks!

Barb McCoy on November 04, 2010:

I enjoyed your lens...we are just finishing up our Ancient Egypt study with Mr. B. I am lensrolling this to my Ancient Egypt lens. Thanks for the great ideas.

scar4 on October 12, 2010:

Hi thank you for another great lens. I love ancient cultures which include Egypt, Roma, China, etc.

Elizabeth Sheppard from Bowling Green, Kentucky on September 14, 2010:

The study of ancient Egypt has always fascinated me. I can see I am not alone!

anonymous on September 12, 2010:

Great subject, I would love to visit Egypt one day!

eclecticeducati1 on September 08, 2010:

Great lens, Jimmie! Blessed by an Angel.

anonymous on August 30, 2010:

Thank you for linking to all these great resources. You saved me a lot of time. :)

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on July 29, 2010:

Fantastic resources. I featured it on Homeschooling History Can Be Fun (and Free!)

anonymous on May 28, 2010:

Thank you so much for taking the time to compile these resources!

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on May 21, 2010:

Thanks for another great list of fun resources for learning! :)

anonymous on March 17, 2010:

@anonymous: wats dat

Elizabeth Sheppard from Bowling Green, Kentucky on February 14, 2010:

I love learning more about Egypt, and liked the free resources you listed here. Thank you for putting the neat pictures online too. I enjoyed them. Thank you for a fun lens!

Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on October 02, 2009:

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Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on August 17, 2009:

Welcome to the Back to School Group Lensography.

Beth_in_MD on July 29, 2009:

Thanks for pulling this all together so well...this will be VERY helpful for our Egypt unit study!

anonymous on July 02, 2009:

These are great ideas for a lapbook. Thanks for sharing.

KimGiancaterino on June 18, 2009:

This lens is featured on A Day of 100 Squid Angel Blessings.

Jimmie Quick (author) from Memphis, TN, USA on June 10, 2009:

[in reply to lynnteeter] Thank you! The coloring page IS there, but for some reason the direct link does not work. I've changed the link to the Wonders of the World page where you can click on the jpg file. :-)

anonymous on June 10, 2009:

'The Great Sphinx Coloring Page' link does not work!

anonymous on April 22, 2009:

awesome absolutely perfect it was great information for me thank you!!!

SideSplitters on January 13, 2009:

Egyptian mythology was my favorite topic to study in school. Excellent work, very interesting and useful!

groovyoldlady on December 28, 2008:

Excellent resource! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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