Each history workshop is designed to give children context and an overview of the topic covered. We begin our visit with an interactive timeline activity and a short introduction to the era.
Timeline Gives Meaningful Context
We then split into groups to experience a range of hands-on discovery activities, each lasting around 45 minutes to keep children engaged and learning. Our exciting and innovative VR and AR (virtual and augmented reality) sessions are always very popular. Using the latest technology, children explore the world of Ancient Egypt. Working with a partner, children will complete a quest activity to find out some key facts about life in Ancient Egypt all the while being deeply immersed in a virtual world.
Explore the Ancient World of Egypt
Other activities can include:
Sand dough or clay modelling, creating amulets, scarab beetle symbols or hieroglyphic tablets.
Ancient engineering: Large scale building challenge, learning about important pharaohs (including pyramid maths!).
Children will be able to take part in a mummification ritual. Children will be learning about parts of the body as part of this fun activity.
Cartouches and cylinder seals, a study of hieroglyphs.
The Big Dig -An archaeological dig, unearthing authentic artefacts as well as realistic replicas. Using the tools and skills of archaeology to investigate the origins and uses of the artefacts.
Timeline and chronology activity, children will use the 8 metre timeline to answer questions, putting their topic into context.
Our authentic Egyptian games sessions are a highlight for children, learn to play Mancala, Senet, Mehen, Seega and Knucklebones.
If there is something you would like us to specifically cover, just get in contact and we can prepare a special activity just for you!