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Classroom Activity: Ancient Egyptians

Use our specially designed activity sheets in the classroom to discover more about what life was like in Ancient Egypt

Discover how the Ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphs, a series of pictures and symbols to write, and learn how to write your own name inside a cartouche, just like a Pharaoh. Find the names of the Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses in our word search and learn more about how the gods were connected to certain animals. 


Activity at a glance

Level: 3rd to 6th Class
Format: Printable activity sheet to be used in the classroom
Duration: Each activity can take 30-45 minutes             
Availability: Online – please click link below to download PDF of activity  

Activity Sheets

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

Ancient Egypt Wordsearch
Learn about the many different gods from Ancient Egypt and the animals they are connected to.
Wordsearch solutions

Curriculum Links

SESE History

Working as an Historian
Time and Chronology / Using Evidence / Change and Continuity / Cause and Effect / Synthesis and Communications / Empathy

Stories from the lives of the people in the past / Myths and Legends

Early Peoples and Ancient Societies
Egyptians / Stone Age Peoples / Bronze Age Peoples

Continuity and Change Over Time
Communications / Literature, Arts, Crafts, and Culture

Other Curriculum Links

SESE Geography
A Sense of Place and Space / Maps, Globes, and Graphical Skills / Human Environments / People and Other Lands / Natural Environments
SESE Science
Living Things / Environmental Awareness and Care

Visual Arts
Concepts / Drawing


Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a greater understanding of the lives and society of the people living in Ancient Egypt
  • Discover how artefacts and archaeology can help inform archaeologists and researchers about the people who lived in Ancient Egypt
  • Study Ancient Egyptian writing and symbols in the form of hieroglyphs, by learning how to draw and write them
  • Learn about the religion and beliefs in Ancient Egypt by discovering more about some of the Ancient Egyptian gods

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