I love ancient history, there are so many great civilizations to study and so many great crafts to build. However, my son prefers the Middle Ages or modern times since he says their weaponry is more advanced. So, today I’m sharing our Ancient History Reading List and a Lego Pyramid that my son made!
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I love ancient history, however, now that we’ve worked through history from ancient to modern times, this is our second time around. My son is very adamant about not reading the same books. He hates having to read novels over again, which I can’t blame him. Give him a non-fiction book and he just eats them up.
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Friday is project day and M1 was busy building a museum of artifacts on his desk, It currently holds some salt dough creations like a mummy and ox skull.
His next project involved Legos, his favorite, and a pyramid. He used our Kingfisher History Encyclopedia to look up pyramids and then made it replicate.
I have to say it turned out nicely. You can’t see inside but there are weapons inside like axes since the Pharaohs were buried with their valuables, he wanted his pyramid to be authentic.
It took him quite a while to build but M1 was really proud of his creation. He loves using Legos for school, which boy wouldn’t?
My younger son sat down to build, got distracted, and went to play. He doesn’t have the patience to create with Legos just yet. He loves his Duplo and Megablocks though.
I’d like to add to our reading list but I have to get a lot of the books from interlibrary loan. This is one area our library lacks in the ancient history books.
Recommended History Games for Kids
Pair these history cards and board games with your history books and your kids will have a great time learning!
Professor Noggin’s History of The United States Trivia Card Game – an Educational Trivia Based Card Game for Kids – Trivia, True or False, and Multiple Choice – Ages 7+ – Contains 30 Trivia CardsGinger Fox – Placing The Past, History-Themed Card Game, Family Games for Ages 14 and Over, Card Games About Creating Correct History Timelines, Fun Games for Family Game Night, Parties and MoreTrekking Through History – The Strategic Time Travel Board Game for Family Night | Journey Through Humanity’s Most Incredible Moments | Perfect for Boys, Girls, Kids, & Adults | Ages 10 and UpAge of Civilization Strategy Card Game, Board Games, Pocket, Travel and Family Friendly 1-4 Players Board Game Adventure and Brain TeaserCivilization A New Dawn Board Game | Tactical Strategy Game for Adults and Teens Based on the Hit Video Game Series | Ages 14+ | 2-4 Players | Average Playtime 1-2 Hours | Made by Fantasy Flight GamesFertility Board Game | Ancient Egyptian Civilization Building Game | Strategy Board Game for Adults and Kids | Ages 10+ | 2-4 Players | Average Playtime 45 Minutes | Made by Catch Up Games
Recommended History Activity Kits
Learn about ancient history in a fun and engaging way with these history-themed activity kits!
Knights and Castles Sticker Activity BookLeonardo da Vinci’s Flying Machine Kit (Dover Science For Kids)Explore Colonial America!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments (Explore Your World)Jeanny Dig&Discover Egypt Pharaohs Fossil Kit Arts and Crafts for Kids outdoor activityTools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid’s Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece (Build It Yourself)Great Colonial America Projects: You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself)
What is your child’s favorite ancient history book? I’m always on the lookout for good books. I hope you liked my ancient history reading list. Happy homeschooling!
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