There are several interesting picture books set in Egypt that are age-appropriate for preschoolers. For a craft, make this simple sand dune picture by using a piece of sandpaper and drawing on it with crayons.
Clements, Andrew. TEMPLE CAT. Although he is pampered as a god at the temple, a cat escapes to freedom to see how a normal cat would live.
DePaola, Tomie. BILL AND PETE GO DOWN THE NILE. Bill goes to school (along with friend Pete) and learns something new about Egypt every day from teacher Ms. Ibis.
Hamilton, Martha. THE WELL OF TRUTH: A FOLKTALE FROM EGYPT. Donkey learns the price of being greedy when he, goat, and rooster tend a farm.
Lewin, Betsy. WHAT’S THE MATTER, HABIBI? Ahmed can’t figure out why his camel Habibi won’t give rides to children as he usually does.
Yates, Philip. TEN LITTLE MUMMIES: AN EGYPTIAN COUNTING BOOK. In this counting rhyme, bored mummies escape their tomb to see some of Egypt’s sites.