Hieroglyph Holiday

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In this activity about archaeology, learners will explore different Egyptian hieroglyphs and recognize their meanings and uses. They will also create their own hieroglyphs and use both to write messages. This is a wonderful activity to promote critical thinking and creativity.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Blank Paper
  • Markers or Pencils
  • Access to Copy of Egyptian Alphabet


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History
      • Archeology
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Information and Communication

Informal Categories

  • Historical Reenactment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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