|Senet Game Board possibly from the tomb of Amenhotep III|
Did Kids Have Toys in Ancient Egypt?
In ancient Egypt, children played with a wide variety of games and toys. These included dice, a form of street hockey, and a board game called senet. Other toys included dolls, pull-toys, and carved toys with moving pieces.
|Ancient Egyptian horse-and-rider pull toy|
You'll be glad to know the fun didn't end there. Egyptians were excellent wood carvers. Check out this cool pull-toy with a horse and rider. The string is missing, but you can still see where it would have been attached. The toy looks really well made, and it's easy to imagine a child running through his or her home with this pull-toy trailing behind.
Are you a fan of board games? Then you would fit right in. Senet was extremely popular, as were other games involving dice, boards and moving pieces. Read more about Senet here.
|Ancient Egyptian play dice|
|Ancient Egyptian toy cat|
This might not look like a doll in your room or your sister's bedroom, but in her day this doll was probably very pretty and well-loved by some little girl.
|Ancient Egypt girl's doll|
We hope you've enjoyed this collection of toys from ancient Egypt!