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Hello,

My name is tasha in hieroglyphs.  

What's your name?

It's true that a 7 year old can't learn all the ins and outs of Egyptian hieroglyphics!  But mom's simplified things enough here that we can have fun writing our names and learn a bit about sounding out Egyptian writing at the same time.

At times, different words sound the same but mean different things (for example:  to and two).  Egyptians added additional hieroglyphic characters to help sort out the meaning of the words.  These added symbols are what make hieroglyphics so tough to learn.  But for spelling our names we won't need to worry about them.

Also, keep in mind that the Egyptians didn't always spell from left to right.  Sometimes they stacked things.  So, my name could be spelled hieroglyphs instead of tasha in hieroglyphs.

It's fun to stack and arrange the letters different ways to make the nicest look.

We've made our hieroglyphs very colorful, but they were often a lot more dull:

hieroglyphs

cartouche

Make a cartouche:

A cartouche is sort of like a nametag.  Ancient Egyptians made cartouches for kings, queens, and other high-ranking people in the kingdom.

Arrange your hieroglyphs in this up and down manner on a piece of yellow construction paper or gold wrapping paper.  Back with thin cardboard, cut into a loop (squished oval) shape and hang your personal cartouche on your bedroom door!

You can try drawing the Hieroglyphs yourself or you can click the template links to print out pictures that you can color in and arrange on your own.

Oh, and by the way.  My name is Tasha.  ;->


Hieroglyph

Sound

Example

Template

Short A sound

Short A

cat

(color)
or
(B&W)

Long A

Long A

bake, pail

(color)
or
(B&W)

B

B

bat

(color)
or
(B&W)

soft C

Soft C

mice

(color)
or
(B&W)

Hard C

Hard C

cat

(color)
or
(B&W)

CH sound

CH

child

(color)
or
(B&W)

D sound

D

dog

(color)
or
(B&W)

Short E  sound

Short E

egg

(color)
or
(B&W)

Long E sound Long E sound

Long E

bee

(color)
or
(B&W)

F sound

F

fish, phone

(color)
or
(B&W)

soft G sound

Soft G

judge

(color)
or
(B&W)

Hard G sound

Hard G

grape

(color)
or
(B&W)

H sound

H

her

(color)
or
(B&W)

short i  sound

Short I

him

(color)
or
(B&W)

long i sound

Long I

hide

(color)
or
(B&W)

J sound

J

jump

(color)
or
(B&W)

K sound

K

kite

(color)
or
(B&W)

L sound

L

lake

(color)
or
(B&W)

M sound

M

mother

(color)
or
(B&W)

N sound

N

nile

(color)
or
(B&W)

short O sound

Short O

dog, tall

(color)
or
(B&W)

Long O sound

Long O

coat

(color)
or
(B&W)

OO sound OO sound

OO

food, rude

(color)
or
(B&W)

oo sound

OO

cook, push

(color)
or
(B&W)

P sound

P

pin

(color)
or
(B&W)

qu soundqu  sound

QU

quick

print the template for K
 and the template for W
to make the QU sound

R sound

R

run

(color)
or
(B&W)

soft s sound

Soft S

sit

(color)
or
(B&W)

hard s sound

Hard S

days

(color)
or
(B&W)

SH sound

SH

shark

(color)
or
(B&W)

T sound

T

tall

(color)
or
(B&W)

soft TH sound

soft TH

thumb

(color)
or
(B&W)

Hard TH sound

hard TH

the

(color)
or
(B&W)

short U sound

short U

cut

(color)
or
(B&W)

long U sound long U sound

long U

cute

(color)
or
(B&W)

V sound

V

vine

(color)
or
(B&W)

W sound

W

win

(color)
or
(B&W)

X soundX sound

X

fox

print the template for K
and the template for S
to make the X sound

hard Y sound

hard Y

yellow

(color)
or
(B&W)

y like e soundy like e sound

Y like e

ready

(color)
or
(B&W)

y like i sound

Y like i

fly

(color)
or
(B&W)

Z sound

Z

zebra

(color)
or
(B&W)

 




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