History for Kids - Historical Games and Activities from the BBC

Resources

Ages:

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Cost:

Free

Description

Enter ancient worlds, meet famous people and discover fascinating facts by exploring a wide selection of historical games and activities.

Visit the BBC History for Kids page here

Sections and games include:

Ancient History - explore ancient civilisations through games and quizzes

Mummy Maker
Prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial

Pyramid Challenge
Complete the construction of the pharaoh's tomb

Iron Age Life
Acquire the skills to keep warm, fed and clothed

Ancient Greece
Begin discovering ancient Greece

Egyptians: Mummy Maker Game - Prepare the body of Ramose for burial
Egyptians: Pyramid Challenge - Build the pharaoh's tomb
Greeks: - Begin discovering ancient Greece
Romans: - Learn about the world of ancient Rome
Romans: Death In Rome - You have until dawn to catch a killer
Romans: Gladiator Game - Prepare a gladiator for battle
Iron Age: Iron Age Life - Acquire the skills to survive
Anglo Saxons: Learn about the Angle, Saxon and Jute invaders of Britain
Anglo Saxons: Coin Game - Identify six coins from the era
Vikings: Learn about the Viking invaders from Scandinavia
Vikings: Viking Quest - Build a ship, loot a monastery and claim your prize
General: Ancient Objects Game - Match the artefacts to the time period
General: Dig Deeper Quiz - Test your knowledge of ancient history
General: Divers Quest - Explore the perils of the deep and find treasure
General: Hunt the Ancestor - Complete your dig before the developers arrive

World History - learn the importance of world cultures from Africa to South America

Double Headed Serpent
How did the Aztecs create the serpent?

Heroes of Troy
Learn each of the songs and read the stories

Indus Valley
Join Professor Indus as he explores the Indus Valley

Sutton Hoo Helmet
Find out more about this ancient treasure

Africa: Benin Plaque - Which image shows the king?
China: Tang Tomb Figures Who was the first Emperor of China?
Egypt: Rosetta Stone - How were Egyptian hieroglyphs deciphered?
Egypt: Mummy of Hornedjitef - How do you make a mummy?
Egypt: Statue of Ramesses II - Who was Ramesses II?
England: The Hoxne Hoard - When did pepper arrive in Britain?
England: Sutton Hoo Helmet - Find out more about this ancient treasure
Easter Island: Easter Island Statue Who made these giant statues?
Greece: Heroes of Troy - Learn each of the songs and read the stories
India: Pieces of Eight - Who were the British East India Company?
India: Durer's Rhinoceros - Who was Albrecht Dürer?
India: Indus Valley - Join Professor Indus as he explores the Indus Valley
Italy: Emperor Augustus - The first Roman emperor
Mesopotamia: Royal Game of Ur - When was the board game made?
South America: Double Headed Serpent - Made by the Aztecs
General: GCSE Bitesize - Choose the History course you are studying

British History - explore the different stages of British history through games and quizzes

Famous People
Find out about Florence Nightingale and others

Muck and Brass
Run a city at the height of the industrial revolution

Children of WW2
Discover the tactics and try putting them into practice

Walk through history
Walk into the past and spot the odd items

Normans: The Battle of Hastings Game - Re-enact the Battle of Hastings
Normans: Hands on History - Build your own castle and other activities
Normans: Church Interiors Game Know your transepts from your apses?
Normans: Paint the cathedral - Restore Wells cathedral
Tudors: Elizabethan Spying Game - Crack Mary's code to uncover the plot
Tudors: Tudors Dressing Up - Dress the Tudor lady
Civil War & Revolution: Battlefield Academy: Refight Trafalgar!
Civil War & Revolution: The Battle of Waterloo Game
Victorians: Who Wants to Be a Cotton Millionaire? Game
Victorians: Muck and Brass - Run a city during the Industrial Revolution
Victorians: Whose House? - Match up eight famous characters with their rooms
Victorians: Women's Rights Quiz - Test your knowledge
Victorians: Children of Victorian Britain - Learn how children survived
World War One: People's stories - Read and listen to stories of the war
World War Two: Children of WW2 - Learn how children coped during WW2
World War Two: School Radio WW2 - Listen to clips through the ages
World War Two: SOE Quiz: Destination D-Day - Complete a sabotage mission
World War Two: The Battle of the Atlantic Game - Defeat the U-boats
General: GCSE Bitesize - Choose the History course you are studying
General: Famous People - Find out about Florence Nightingale and others
General: Dynamo History - Take a step back in time with Dynamo
General: Hands On History - Discover history on your doorstep
General: The Beauty of Maps - Lesson plans for the programme
General: The Roots of English Game - Discover the origins of words
General: Walk through History - Take a walk into the past
General: Weapons through time Test your military knowledge with this quiz
General: Battlefield Academy - Defeat the computer in four battles
General: Primary Programme Guide - View the BBC TWO schedule

England - understand more about England's Magna Carta and Wedgwood plate

England: The Magna Carta
What was Magna Carta?

Transatlantic cable
Discover how the USA and UK communciated

England: The Magna Carta - What was Magna Carta?
England: Wedgwood Plate - Find out what links Wedgwood to Charles Darwin?
England: Transatlantic Cable - Discover how the USA and UK communciated

Northern Ireland - discover what the Bangor bell was and other objects

St Patrick's Journey
Find out where in Ireland St Patrick visited

Ejection Seat
When was the seat invented?

Northern Ireland: St Patrick's Journey - Find out where St Patrick visited
Northern Ireland: Bangor bell - Journey back to 825AD
Northern Ireland: Famine relief tokens - 1845 bought famine to Ireland
Northern Ireland: Ticket to launch Titanic - Find out when Titanic launched
Northern Ireland: Ejection Seat - When was the seat invented?

Scotland - find out more about Picts and the Scottish Wars of Independence

Vikings in Scotland
Enter the world of the Vikings

Romans in Scotland
Tour the fort and start an invasion

Highland Clearances
Join Callum as he tries to find his clan

Burgh Life
Learn about life in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots

Scotland: Skara Brae - Find out more about this ancient village in Orkney
Scotland: Scots and Picts - Explore more about these people
Scotland: Romans in Scotland - Tour the fort and start an invasion
Scotland: Vikings in Scotland - Enter the world of the Vikings
Scotland: Scottish War of Independence - Take the tour of independence
Scotland: Burgh Life in Mary, Queen of Scots time
Scotland: Jacobites - Can you put a Stuart king on the throne?
Scotland: Silver Jacobite canteen - Who owned the 18th century picnic set?
Scotland: Highland Clearances - Join Callum as he tries to find his clan
Scotland: Robert Burns Cravat Pin - Find out more about this famous man
Scotland: The Iolaire Bell - What happened to the ship The Iolaire
Scotland: Scotland during World War Two - Enter as a WW2 spy
Scotland: Marianne Grant's trunk - Found out how Marianne survived WW2
Scotland: In the 60s - Join Ham as he explores the 60s

Wales - view Roman gemstones and understand the importance of Welsh coal mining

Iron Age Celts
Who lived in Britain 2000 years ago?

Peiriant Amser
Learn about life in the Stone Age

Wales: Iron Age Celts - Who lived in Britain 2000 years ago?
Wales: Roman Gemstones - Find out more about Caerleon Roman fortress
Wales: Draft Peace Treaty - How was peace reached after WW1?
Wales: Waterlilies by Monet - View a painting of the Waterlilies
Wales: Pit Head Baths - How did the miners baths work?
Wales: Muslim Prayer Compass - Understand other religions
Cymru: Peiriant Amser - Learn about life in the Stone Age
Cymru: Ar Daith - Follow the amazing stories of people who emigrated

Hands on History - get children and adults involved with our fun resources

Hands on History
Build your own castle and other activities

Ancient Britain
Create your own cave art

Hands on History: Ancient Britain - Create your own cave art
Hands on History: Local history - Design your own shop advert
Hands on History: The Normans - Build your own castle

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