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5. What did the Ancient Egyptians do for fun?

A full lesson for KS2 exploring popular leisure activities in Ancient Egypt. The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.


What did the Ancient Egyptians do for fun?

This lesson looks at popular leisure activities in Ancient Egyptian culture. Pupils will think about their own hobbies and then work in groups to look at a range of historical sources to find clues about Ancient Egyptian pastimes. They will then have a chance to play a version of an Ancient Egyptian board game called Senet. 



  • To find out which pastimes were popular in Ancient Egypt
  • To learn about an Ancient Egyptian board game 

The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.


This lesson is part of the KS2History Ancient Egyptians Planning Pack for KS2.


  • File Formats

    1 x PDF File (lesson plan and pupil resource sheets)

    1 x Powerpoint (whiteboard slides)