Theme of the Week – Ancient Egypt

Theme of the Week is a post where we ask readers like you to comment with ideas for a particular theme. What ideas and suggestions do you have? What game, craft, apparel choice, theme meal, evening activity, special event, song, skit, or anything else would you do at camp if your theme was…

Ancient Egypt

Below are five suggestions. Your turn to leave a suggestion.

  1. According to, “Children’s games appear to be much less organized, most often taking on spur of the moment challenges such as balancing, racing, wrestling, and tug of wars.” Easy enough.
  2. Find a series of crafts here.
  3. Have a “Walk Like an Egyptian” competition. Play the song by the Bangles as well.
  4. Have a competition where the cabin that builds a human pyramid first wins. Groups must have 10 people.
  5. Dates were a favorite food of the Ancient Egyptians. Make Ancient Egyptian “Date Candy“.


  • I like this theme. Kids can make prank toys like “The mummy in the tomb” Jackob’s ladder, etc ….. I have got some interesting lesson plans on the same…

  • How about building a pyramid blind?

    Give each group some empty boxes those who are blind can touch the boxes those are sighted can’t touch anything but can give directions. Tell the campers that mummies are going to attack and they need to build a pyramid around themselves to be safe. If any cracks are found between boxes then the mummies can get in. Maybe a time limit of 3 minutes. 🙂 Team building!!!

  • Mummy Race
    Split campers into groups of 3-4 and give each group a toilet paper roll. One member is the mummy the other are the dressers. The dressers must get the mummy covered in TP as fast as possible. Older campers may NOT break the TP (they get a time penalty). Put the extra TP on top of the jungle gym or a particular distance away. Only 1 dresser at a time may run to get the extra toilet paper. There should be 2-3 rolls of TP set out per group. The mummy must be completely covered from head to toe in TP. For the younger groups be a little nicer and for the older groups you can take that literally. First group done wins!

  • Sand and water table could be an excellent place for building pyramids…sensory, mathematical, and problem solving skills are all implemented in this activity.

  • Dressing up as Pharoe and his daughter, making a play of the story of The Exodus from Egypt.
    Connecting everything to Passover holiday, making traditional Passover bread.

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