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Ancient Egypt for Kids
Sports & Pastimes

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The ancient Egyptians worked very hard, but saved time to enjoy family, friends, music, parties, swimming, fishing, hunting, sailing, and especially their children, all of which were very important to the ancient Egyptians.

They enjoyed chariot racing, archery tournaments, wrestling, swimming, boating, running, jumping, playing ball.

Girls had dolls. Some dolls were very lifelike with extra sets of clothing.

They played board games like Senet.

They wrote poetry.

They loved music.

Festivals were held frequently. At festivals, men and women would dance, but men did not dance with women. Either they danced alone, or men danced with men, and women danced with women.

All ancient Egyptians, even the peasants who worked hard each day, left time to play and spend time with their families.

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Play a Game of Senet (interactive)

Music and Dance

Example of ancient Egyptian poetry

Interactive Quiz about Ancient Egypt (with answers)