We have been reading through the book Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt (Historical Notebooks) and I whipped back out the Ancient Egypt Mehen printable board game I made when we studied Ancient Egypt the third time. Then, I realized something just awful which is I hadn’t shared the free printable Mehen board game here with you.
Hands-on Ancient Egypt Board Game
Though the ancient Egyptians had many games, Mehen, the snake game was popular.
The game was called snake because the stone board represented a coiled serpent with its head in the middle. This could easily be made with clay too and it would probably look a little more ancient, but it would be easy enough to make if you wanted to go all out for a unit study about Ancient Egypt.
So we read up on a few rules we found and I created a game board. We had some crafting jewels in the house and we grabbed them to use as tokens.
I wasn’t sure how this game would go over with the kids so I let the pros check it out. We all agreed it was a nice break to our day and it was pretty inexpensive to make because I printed it off on cardstock.
I wanted it on letter size paper in case we wanted to store it in our lapbook or notebook. I put a few final touches on it and overall we had a great last few days as we took off time and played games.
Also, I love using ALL of the fun interactive lapbooks and history craft ideas by Home School in the Woods. I know you will too.
Plus, your kids will love the book Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt (Historical Notebooks) with all of it’s lift flaps and pull out maps.
Also, remember to look at our first time we studied Ancient Egypt here with this big homeschool unit study.
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