Tutankhamun Book and Art

Along with our Egyptian workshop and outings to see Egyptian artifacts we have also been reading some Egyptian books and doing a few Egyptian pages from Activity Village.

BIG CAT reader Discovering Tutankhamun's Tomb by Juliet Kerrigan

One of my daughter’s favourite Egyptian themed book has been the book Discovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb: Band 15/Emerald (Collins Big Cat).  My daughter found reading this book to herself more manageable than some of the other Egyptian books that we took out of our local library.  It is part of the BIG CAT reading series and is on their Emerald band so aimed at more Upper Key stage 2 ages.  There are some challenging words in it and the glossary at the book does come in handy but it just seems to flow more easily than some of the other books.

It starts off by introducing the Ancient Egyptians and explaining a bit about mummification, the tombs and the Valley of the Kings.  Then it goes onto who Tutankhamun was and how the tomb was discovered.

BIG CAT reader Discovering Tutankhamun's Tomb includes an explaination about the mummification process

It explains the layout of the tomb and goes into a fair bit of detail about what was discovered inside the tomb and what the discoveries tell us about Ancient Egyptian life (it talks about how the clothing they wore, games they played, food they ate). So although it comes from the angle of what was in his tomb it ends up explaining a fair bit about the Ancient Egyptians.

I liked this book as it was informative and it was one of the few Egyptian books that my daughter was happy to read to herself (and to her younger brother).  Also the pictures included in the book are a very high quality which enabled my daughter to use them for some drawing activities.

Discovering Tutankhamun's Tomb a stunning reader which has clear photos of the artefacts

When she coloured in her Tutankhamun picture (below) she actually used one of the pictures in this book (above) to copy the details and get her colours just right. (She used a colouring pages from Activity Village – Tutankhamun page.)

Ancient Egyptian Tutankhamun colouring page from Activity Village

With all the Egyptian reading that we have been doing I thought it would be good to make sure the kids understood where everything in Egypt was located.  We downloaded this great black and white map of Ancient Egypt from Activity Village (the colouring in was added by one of my kids).

Ancient Egypt black and white map from Activity Village coloured in by the kids

And we also found some great Egyptian colouring pages / templates for the kids to use.

The Design a Death Mask. is a great template which allows the kids to add their own details.

Ancient Egyptian Design a Death mask from Activity Village

and Activity Village also have a Sarcophagus page and the Canopic Jars page

Canopic Jars part of the Ancient Egyptian mummification process. Page from Activity Village

And of course we did not just stick to realistic versions of the Ancient Egyptians, the kids did also get a bit creative and add some extra colour just for fun.

Tutankhamun colouring pages from activity village

The Discovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb was included in a lovely set of books that Harper Collins sent us.

Discovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb: Band 15/Emerald (Collins Big Cat)

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Activity Village do operate on a subscription basis – I think it is currently around £15 for 12 months.

Ancient Egyptian pages from Activity Village including Tutankhamun's colouring page, canoptic jars and a map of Ancient EgyptDiscovering Tutankhamun's Tomb. A reader from the BIG CAT series which is filled with facts about life in Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt. Tutankhamun's Tomb. A stunning history book for primary aged children

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1 Response to Tutankhamun Book and Art

  1. another mom says:

    Their pictures are lovely!


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