map of Egypt
See Egypt through a child’s eyes. Wander off the beaten track, right into the heart of the fascinating and ancient land. The capital, Cairo, is currently home to around 10 million people. Here are some sights you won’t want to miss:
boats on the Nile
camels and pyramids
men and boys with donkey carts selling vegetables
pointy minarets on mosques
Interested in learning more about Egypt? Here are a few free printables and books you might enjoy.
Free coloring pages for children:
camel and pyramids
Goodnight my Cairo
“A little boy is getting ready to sleep, and before he goes to bed he bids goodnight to all that he loves about Cairo in a tender heartfelt poem.” –from the publisher’s description
“…Krebs keeps the rhyming couplets simple and concise as she introduces a sampling of attractions… The artist presents a variety of settings, from farmers toiling along the shores to Cairo’s colorful skyline, and reinforces the role of the Nile as central to Egyptian life, past and present.” –Publishers Weekly
My kids love looking at all the pictures in this guidebook.
There is so much to explore in Egypt – from cruising the Nile river, to climbing Mt Sinai, and snorkeling in the Red Sea. I hope this peep behind the scenes in Cairo has whetted your appetite to see and learn more!
Elisa is an American who lived in Cairo for two years soon after the birth of her first child. She and her family now reside in Perth, Australia. Her blog, Blissful E, is about parenting peacefully, sustainably, joyfully, and with a view toward maximizing long-term benefits for the entire family.
Exploring Geography is a new weekly feature on this blog, showcasing cities, states, and countries in a child-friendly manner. Email mamasmilesblog at gmail dot com if you are interested in contributing.