Good resources for teaching Egyptian hieroglyphics to kids include the Mr. Donn website and the Kid Zone website. Mr. Donn provides information about hieroglyphics and links to pages where kids can learn more. Kid Zone lists hieroglyphic symbols and which letters they represent so kids can write in hieroglyphics.Continue Reading
To find the hieroglyphics section on the Mr. Donn website, go to the main page at mrdonn.org and click on "Egypt" under the "Ancient History" side menu. Click on "Hieroglyphics, Rosetta Stone" under "Geography, History, Government." The page provides a brief description of hieroglyphics, how they were discovered and how researchers learned to translate them. The description is followed by links leading to other pages that help kids learn things about hieroglyphics such as how to write them and how to understand what they mean.
To find the hieroglyphics section in the Kid Zone website, go to the main page at kidzone.ws and click on "Geography Worksheets" in the "By Topic" section, then click on "Egyptian Hieroglyphs." This page teaches how to write words using hieroglyphics. The page provides an example of a name written in hieroglyphics, then lists the symbols associated with each letter or combination of letters, such as "QU." Kids can learn to write their names like ancient Egyptians might have using this resource.Learn more about Ancient Egypt