My Little Passport pen pals traveled to Egypt this month. Their first stop was the desert. There they saw a statue of a lion with a human head called the Great Sphinx of Giza. It’s one of the largest statues in the world made of one type of stone called “Monolith”.
From there they went to see Pyramids. Pyramids are tomb structures with many rooms and secret passages that were built for Egyptian rulers called Pharaohs. They saw the Great Pyramids of Giza. You may know about them already because the Great Pyramids of Giza are the most famous pyramids in the world. There are three and The Great Pyramid is the centerpiece of the Giza Pyramids, it’s also the largest pyramid in the world. It took more than two million blocks to build! Ancient Egyptians were skilled builders and designers.
The activity book has a lot of information and activities to do which make learning so much fun. There’s the Egypt Geography scramble to unscramble different cities, countries, and bodies of water in or near Egypt. Making Papyrus paper which teaches how the ancient Egyptians made paper from the stalks of the Papyrus plant. A Hieroglyphics chart to fill in the blanks for different words and write your name. There's also information on Camels which are important to the Egyptian culture since most of Egypt is covered by desert and Camels help people travel. I also learned about the different types of Headdresses of Egypt worn by different members of the Royal Court. There's the Nemes Headdress, Mask of Anubis, Crown of the Royal Women, and Blue Crown.
On to the tasty part of each months Little Passport adventure, the traditional recipe. Egyptians have a popular flatbread that's like the pita bread. It can be dipped in hummus or even stuffed with veggies or meat. It's the Aisha Baladi.
My favorite souvenir is the Excavation kit because I can be just like an archaeologist and dig through my very own pyramid until I travel to Egypt myself and see the pyramids up close.