Our boys love learning about the ancient Egyptian times and they have been talking about the Egyptian Pyramids for a while now. When I told them we could make an Egyptian pyramid from sugar cubes, they were really excited.
I purchased a small box of sugar cubes from Woolworths which we used. First they tried to make a small pyramid, 3×3 which was good, so we went bigger.
They decided on a 5×5 pyramid. They placed the bottom layer first, 5 sugar cubes long and 5 sugar cubes wide and then filled in the middle.
For the next layer, they went 4 x 4 sugar cubes, coming in slightly from the edge. The next layer was 3×3 and then 2×2 and then finally the last sugar cube on top.
They did try a 7×7 pyramid, but we didn’t have enough sugar cubes. We didn’t glue our pyramids together, but if you wish too, use a good tacky glue as normal glue is too liquid and your sugar cubes will melt. You could also try using icing as mortar to glue your bricks together.
Some great books are:
To learn more about Egypt and the Pyramids:
Egypt Studies with the Natural Homeschool
Ancient Egypt Activities with Creekside Learning
Ancient Egypt with My Joyfilled Life
Exploring Egypt with Mama Smiles
For some other great Ancient Egypt Activities, check out my Pinterest Board below: