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Probably the most captivating thing about the Egyptian culture was their tombs and their mummies. When studying ancient civilizations, there never seems to be a problem with kids focusing their attention when mummies are involved!
Mummy Mazes: A Monumental Book by Elizabeth Carpenter, ($11.95, Workman Publishing) has kids joining Professor Archie Ologist as he leads them from the Colossi of Memnon into the heart of long-lost tombs, from the Great Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx, to Egyptian constellations and the Door to Forever.
It’s not just a maze book, it’s a poster book, and a puzzle book, and an award winning adventure all in one! Each page has a maze in the form of an Egyptian artifact, a pyramid, tomb, sarcophagus, etc. Also with each maze, there are interesting facts about what the maze depicts. Like this one.
But don’t let the fact that it’s for kids fool you. These mazes aren’t easy, they require some thinking to occur! There are a number of starting points for each maze, so you have to figure out which one is the right path. Once you find the right path, you will be rewarded with a hieroglyph at the end. All of the hieroglyphs you collect will solve the Mummy’s message at the end of the book.
When you’ve completed the made and found the right hieroglyph, then you can color it, and remove it from the book to hang on your wall!
Mummy Mazes is a creative way for homeschoolers to add a bit of fun and challenge to their ancient civilization studies, and it’s geared for the ages (8 – 12 year olds), where that is a common social studies subject. You need some patience for this task though, some of the mazes are daunting, but your child or student will have fun with them, and learn something along the way.
Workman Publishing has offered one lucky reader a Mummy Mazes book of their own.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I wrote this post as part of a blog campaign by Workman Publishing and was supplied with samples and information through them, the review and opinions are my own.
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