KS2 Ancient Egypt and Egyptians: teaching ideas and resources

By Rachel Hayward | 22 March 2010
Screenshot showing an Ancient Egyptians game Escape From The Mummys Tomb from National Museums Liverpool with a cartoon style look including an explorer with old fashioned helmet and a mummy both with googly eyes

The Escape From The Mummy's Tomb game from National Museums Liverpool is just one of the many amazing free resources available from the UK's museums. Screenshot courtesy National Museums Liverpool

KS2 Round-up: Ancient Egypt and Egyptians: teaching ideas and resources from the UK's museums.

Show Me... the Ancient Egyptians
Try our kids' site Show Me and its Ancient Civilisations topic page for a child-friendly round-up of Ancient Egyptian games and make and do activities.

Scroll down for museums we feature on Show Me and that we highly recommend for Ancient Egyptian resources.

Screenshot the Ancient Egyptian resources on kids site Show Me with thumbnail photos of various games and make and do activities

Show Me's Ancient Civilisations topic page.

Museum websites we recommend:

BMAG for Kids
We love the Ancient Egypt section for kids on BMAG for Kids (the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery children's website). They've just added a new interactive called Explore Real Mummies and it's perfect for younger children.

National Museums Scotland
Discover people of the past – Egyptians! is the section on the National Museums Scotland website to go to for a variety of Ancient Egyptian games and learning. Don't forget to scroll down or look at the menu for more games.

The British Museum
The British Museum's website is another useful destination for Ancient Egyptian resources, including their Online Tours. They have a brilliant new game on their kids' website Young Explorers. It's called Time Explorer and you get to travel back in time to Ancient Civilisations, including Ancient Egypt and take on fun challenges. We really enjoyed user-testing it.

National Museums Liverpool
Escape from the Mummy's Tomb your class will definitely enjoy. You can also find out more about Ancient Egypt, view images from the collection and watch videos via the Ancient Egypt gallery section of the website.

More on the venues and organisations we've mentioned: