Ancient Egypt for Kids - Sports and Pastimes Illustration

Ancient Egypt for Kids
Sports & Pastimes

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 and bowling.

They invented board games like Senet - the game of passing through the Netherworld.

They wrote love poetry, silly puns, and magical spells.

They loved music, expecially percussion instruments. They loved singing and hand clapping games.

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.

How to play the ancient game of Senet (youtube)

Sports in ancient Egypt - pass the hoop, ball games, tug of war, and many more played the Egyptian way

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Games played in ancient Egypt

Music and Dance