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Classroom Activity: The Stone Age

Use these curriculum-linked activity sheets to learn more about the Stone Age in Ireland.

Find out about how people in the Stone Age in Ireland decorated passage tombs with Megalithic Art. Discover the different patterns and decorations that they used and create your own megalithic stone in the classroom. Then see if you can find all the words in the word search about the Stone Age in Ireland. 

To find out more about the Stone Age in Ireland, check out the Museum's Prehistoric Ireland exhibition.


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 

Megalithic Rock Art
Discover more about Ireland's passage tombs and how people decorated them in the Stone Age in Ireland.

The Stone Age Wordsearch
Learn more about the Stone Age in Ireland and see if you can find all of the words.
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 

Early Peoples and Ancient Societies
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

SESE Science
Living Things / Materials / Environmental Awareness and Care

Visual Arts
Concepts / Drawing


Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a greater understanding of the lives and society of people in the Stone Age in Ireland.

  • Discover what archaeology and archaeological monuments can tell us about how people lived in Ireland during the Stone Age.  

  • Learn more about the monuments that people built in the Stone Age, what they meant to people, and what they tell us about their religion and beliefs. 

  • Find out more about the objects that people made and used during the Stone Age. 

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