Skip to content

Activity Sheet: Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Explore how the Ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics to write and learn how to write your name like an Egyptian Pharaoh

Download and print our ‘Egyptian Hieroglyphics’ activity sheet to learn more about writing in Ancient Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians used a type of writing called hieroglyphics, which is a type of writing made up of symbols instead of letters. Learn how to write your name in hieroglyphs inside a cartouche, just like an Egyptian Pharaoh.

When you have completed your cartouche, why not send us a picture of your completed cartouche to or post a photo online through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MuseumAtHome.

This activity can be used as an at home activity for children and families, or printed off and brought to the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology as part of your visit. It can accompany your visit to the Ancient Egypt exhibition. Find out even more about Ancient Egypt and their gods by using Ancient Egypt wordsearch

This activity is designed for children aged 7-12 years old and is curriculum linked to the SESE History Curriculum. This can be completed at home, as a family activity, or used by Primary school teachers and students. 

Museum at Home - Egyptian Hieroglyphs Activity Sheet 

Sign up to our newsletter

Keep up to date

Receive updates on the latest exhibitions


Kildare St,
Dublin 2,
D02 FH48

+353 1 677 7444