The Egypt Game
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Egypt Game, a Newberry Award Winner, is an adventurous story
about some kids that fantasize a game depicting ancient
Egyptian history. You will visit Internet sites to read about Egypt and create a poster using some words and your name using hieroglyphics.
Remember your school’s acceptable use policy for work on the Internet. Also, links
on the Web often change. Tell your teacher if you find an inappropriate link
in this guide.
Writing Egyptian Hieroglyphics
The kids in The Egypt Game make up their own hieroglyphics alphabet to send
secret messages. In this activity, you will read about ancient Egyptian writing and
create words and names using Egyptian picture writing.
1. Get poster
paper from your teacher to use for your hieroglyphics poster.
2. Save hieroglyphic alphabet and Egyptian pictures to a floppy disk.
3. Paste these pictures into Microsoft Word.
4. Print pictures of the hieroglyphics to spell (1) The Egypt Game (2) Your Name(s)
5. Add other Egyptian Pictures to your poster.
6. Keep a bibliography of the web sites you use.
How You Will Be Graded
You will be graded on your accurate use of the
Internet. (100 points)
You will be graded on your behavior. (100 points)
Your poster will be graded on neatness, spelling and
completeness of the six steps above. (100 points)
List your bibliography of websites used. (100 points)
Visit at least 5 of these web sites
Nom en hieroglyphes (Name in Hieroglyphics)
of Egyptian Art
The Magic and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Lostris' Ancient Egyptian Site
Museum of Art
The Curse of the Pharaohs - Features “Fun for Kids”
An Interactive Adventure in the Land of Egypt(Travel with Mousey)
"Wondrous scenes of an ancient land
Temples, tombs, once buried in sand
Treasures and secrets of a long ago time
Forever cherished within one's mind."
© 1996 - Margaret S. Rigby
DID YOU KNOW?
The ancient Egyptians were the first to
document the use of makeup.
The ancient Egyptian men wore makeup!
Eye makeup was often applied with tips carved from ivory.
A makeup kit was often placed in the tomb so
that the Egyptian could makeup in the afterlife.
The ancient Egyptians often shaved their head and bodies
and wore wigs woven from human hair.
Less well to do Egyptians wore wigs made from reeds.
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