Everyday Life — Ancient Egypt

Week 6: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

READ:  K – 4:  Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt by Linda Honan (Read Introduction & Chp 1)

5 – 8:  Egyptian Dynasties by Joyce Haynes (Read Chp 3 only)

DISCUSS:

  • What were Egyptian houses like? (flat-roofed houses made of mud bricks)
  • What did they wear? (white clothes made of linen; men wore knee-length; women wore long dresses; women liked many hairstyles; boys shaved their heads leaving one long braid hanging over right ear;  children often wore nothing)
  • What were some foods the Egyptians ate? (barley, wheat, bread, beer, honey, onions, leeks, cucumbers, beans, dates, figs, grapes, & eggs)
  • Did the Egyptians wear make-up? (yes, all people did – even the men)

ACTIVITIES:
K – 3: Create the Scarab necklace on page 13 of Spend the Day in Ancient Egypt using self-hardening clay and blue or green poster paint.

4 – 6: Ancient Egypt daily life word find.  Click here for pdf: Ancient Egyptian Daily Life Word Find or here for  word.doc: Ancient Egyptian Daily Life Word Find

7 – 8: Read about ancient Egyptian homes and furniture from this website: CLICK HERE.  Write a short essay describing 3 aspects/articles of the home.  Tell whether any of these items surprised you and why?

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