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Sunday Snippet: The Egyptians in Bible Times… A GiveAway…

August 18th, 2010 · 28 Comments

I know Sunday has passed… but let’s just say life is busy!!! Here is This weeks fabulous GiveAway and it’s another great book brought to you by:


I have given away books in this series before… and here you go Kings, Pharaohs and Bandits: The World of Abraham to Esther (Footsteps of the Past).

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Another great Day One book that takes a stroll through the Egyptian collection at the British Museum. We took a wander ourselves one rainy afternoon through the British Museum a couple of years back and what a great spot it turned out to be!!! Their website is packed with resources you can do a couple of online tours and have a look at specific objects online and they have a brilliant spot for young explorers.


Back to the book it is full of great projects and crafts and factoids and links to the museum site. Pages on the Rosetta Stone and Mummies to name a few. Here is a preview of some of their crafts: An inlaid model and an Assyrian Siege Engine.

In honor of this great GiveAway I challenged my kids to find se7en Activities relating to Ancient Egypt in 30 minutes, it quickly became an hour!!! So here are se7en crafty ideas with love from the gang at se7en:


  1. A good place to start a study of Ancient Egypt would be with a mud pyramid…
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  3. A mummy: of course… DSC_0731
  4. An Ancient Egyptian scene, we printed out people from and with a cut and a snip, and a bit of gluestick… Ancient Egypt came alive…
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  6. A scroll of hyroglyphics:
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  8. Some handy beasts: Crocodiles and a hippopotamus.
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  10. Some folks walked like Egyptians:
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  12. A Bark Boat: Floating down the Nile of course!!!
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  14. A Pyramid Cake: And no guesses who whipped this up!!! I tell you what, if you know which Hood came up with the cake then… I will give you two chances in the GiveAway Draw!!!

If you would like to win this fabulous book then go ahead and enter our GiveAway. The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Saturday, 21 August 2010, and we will draw and publish the winner next week on Monday! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you!

Good luck and get commenting!!!

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28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jessica // Aug 18, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Hey, we would love to have this great book. I just wish you were here or I there to guide me through a few days of your school. I only have two children and I would love to see how things work in your home. We hope to win this one and I personally have gone through your blog and I have gotten comments of encouragement from you about my son with reading. thanks Jessica

  • 2 Lillian // Aug 18, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Ancient Egypt looks like so much fun here! One of us will be visiting Egypt in Core 1 soon, so we’d love a copy. Thanks for another giveaway!

  • 3 Jess // Aug 18, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Fantastic! We are looking at Ancient History this year so this would fit in nicely 🙂

  • 4 Katherine // Aug 18, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Fantastic. My daughter loves Egypt. It’s got to be Hood #6 Celebrity Chef.

  • 5 Aunty Muffin // Aug 18, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Gteat crafts that the hoods did!
    Hood 5!!

  • 6 Melanie Grant // Aug 18, 2010 at 10:22 am

    This one is a goodie for the shelf, I just love books that the children can discover another culture, another time period, another way of living.

  • 7 Kim Allen // Aug 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Looks very exciting and will fit right in with what we are studying this year!

  • 8 April O. // Aug 18, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Oh what a fun giveaway!

    We just received our Sonlight box!!! The excitement is palpable. 😉

    Thank you!

  • 9 C-A // Aug 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I really enjoy the creativity in your home 🙂

    LOVED the crocodile hands!

  • 10 Johanneke // Aug 18, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Love your site, I am sure we will love your Giveaway!

  • 11 Kim Allen // Aug 18, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    ooh…my second chance….Hood no. 5!!!

  • 12 Brigitte // Aug 18, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Sounds wonderful.

  • 13 Tara // Aug 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

    This sounds like a great book. My son has been learning about Egypt and Pharoah at Boys’ Brigade, and really enjoying it.

  • 14 Lisa // Aug 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Would love to win this! The kids would have so much fun with it!

  • 15 Shells // Aug 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    love your ‘walk like an egyptian!”s

  • 16 debbie // Aug 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Looks like an interesting one, must be no. 5:-)

  • 17 Ruth Hill // Aug 19, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    This sounds like a book that my daughter would absolutely love!!

  • 18 Mamalion // Aug 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Looks like a great book- we’re studying Ancient Egypt this Fall.

    And I’m going to guess Hood 3.

  • 19 Allie // Aug 21, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Hood #5 is the super chef

    I would love this book…and the chance to wrap my kids up in toilet paper…i foresee much fun over that~

  • 20 Linda B // Aug 21, 2010 at 3:18 am

    I would love this book! I am going to go out on a limb and guess that, instead of the Celebrity Chef, it was his slightly older brother, Hood #4.

  • 21 Katherine // Aug 23, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Got it wrong. Hood No.5 Not 6 as I said before. Where did my brain go?

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  • 24 pdrinkard // Sep 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I’m gonna steal some of these ideas for our small
    Classical Christian school. I’m assuming your open sharing of these ideas is intended for use by others. Thanks a bunch!

  • 25 se7en // Sep 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Hi Pdrinkard… Glad you like our ideas – you are most welcome to use the ideas we post about!!! If you blog or publish your results I would like a reference but if you are just having some fun – go ahead!!! Enjoy!!!

  • 26 Kristen // Jul 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I would love to feature these ideas on my blog! I would give you credit of course.

    If you are interested, please visit and fill out a submission form.



  • 27 se7en // Jul 9, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for asking Kristen. Hope you have a greta weekend!!!

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