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Available Sheets

Roman Public Life in Britain


 
Archaeology Sheet

This sheet describes a number of different fields and asks you to choose which ones you think would be most likely to have interesting archaeology hidden underground. It then asks you to decide which materials you would be most likely to dig up. Lastly you can draw the grass in on a cross-section to show how tall it grows over different features, forming lines seen on aerial photos.

 


 
Townsfolk Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own Roman townspeople finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
Diverse Roman Society Sheet

In this simple sheet, you are asked to draw three Romans approaching the town gate (based on the West Gate at Silchester). There are lots of suggestions as to what sort of Romans they might be.

 


 
Roman Town Maze Sheet

In this sheet - designed by Alex - you must help the Roman slave find his way through the streets of Calleva Atrebatum (now Silchester in Hampshire) to deliver a message for his master; but it's not that simple. You must help him visit ten different buildings in order without going back on himself. Will he ever find his way through the maze of roads?

 


 
Virtual Roman Town Tour Crossword Sheet

This is a three page sheet which takes you a tour of the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum (now Silchester in Hampshire). Look around you as you go and fill in the answers to the clues on the crossword.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Roman Basilica Sheet

Here we are inside the huge basilica at the centre of a Roman town, but what was it for and what are all those people doing?

 


 
Roman Engineering Sheet

Damn clever, those Romans! This two page sheet shows four marvellous feets of Roman engineering that were introduced to Britain. Can you work out what they are, what they do and most importantly how they worked?

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Roman Craftsmen Sheet

Romans were making all sorts of things all over the place, many of them never seen in Britain before. This two page sheet has pictures of six craftsmen and descriptions of their work. Decide who is who, then cut out their correct heads, glue them in the right place and label the the lot.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Roman Street Spot the Difference Sheet

Here are two pictures of a typical Roman street scene - in Winchester; but one is slightly different from the other. Can you spot the twelve changes?

 


 
Roman Shops Sheet

Here are three Roman shops, like those excavated in St. Albans; but they need shopkeepers and produce and customers. What about their signs? Lots of drawing required in this sheet.

 


 
Roman Coins Sheet

This two page sheet shows examples of Roman coins, with Emperors closely associated with Britain on the front and propaganda pictures on the back. Study the pictures and then draw your own versions.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Emperors in Britain Sheet

Britain was at the very edge of the Roman Empire, but did you know that lots of Emperors still visited. Show what you know abut them and find out lots more by doing the exercises. 


 
Roman Baths Sheet

This sheet asks all about the Roman Baths. Can you identify the different rooms? And what English words are similar to those old Latin ones?


 
Mansio Sheet

Lots of activities here surrounding 'Mansiones' or Government-owned hotels for Imperial messengers. Label the plan, do some maths and make up a story.


 
Roman Road Map Sheet

Use the descriptions on this eight page sheet to follow the ancient road network round Roman Britain and label all the places your pass through in their original Latin forms. Then see if you find find similarities with some modern names to match them up. Can be used regionally and/or by groups and stuck to together as a large wall map. Not available as a free sample. 


 
Theatre Sheet

Theatres were very popular in Roman Britain. They often put on plays of mythological subjects. Can you fit the most appropriate masks to the four scenes?

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Roman Race Track Sheet

The Romans loved the races. The pictures show the charioteers on mosaics from Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, but the only known race track was in Colchester. Learn about the teams, write down what's going on, then answer all the maths questions. Lots of Roman statistics here.

 


 
Gladiator Game

This six page sheet lays out how to play EBK's exclusive gladiator game. Pick your gladiatorial team, send them into the arena and have them fight rounds of single combat until one of them is forced to beg for his life. Weapons, armour and skill all play their part, but there's always luck involved too. Die required. 

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Gladiator Finger Puppets Sheet 1

Make six of your very own Roman gladiator finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
Gladiator Finger Puppets Sheet 2

Make another six of your very own Roman gladiator finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
Wild Animal Finger Puppets Sheet

With this easy-to-use cut-out sheet, make three of your very own finger puppets of wild animals now extinct in Britain; but they were still around in Roman times and perhaps fought gladiators in the amphitheatre.

 


 
Roman Army leave Britain Sheet

This is a multi-activity sheet. Pick the name of the Roman Emperor who took most of the Roman away; fill in the soldier's speech bubble; pick the correct statements about towns in this period; and match the local kings with things they were famous for.

 

Roman Home Life in Britain


 
Archaeology Sheet

This sheet describes a number of different fields and asks you to choose which ones you think would be most likely to have interesting archaeology hidden underground. It then asks you to decide which materials you would be most likely to dig up. Lastly you can draw the grass in on a cross-section to show how tall it grows over different features, forming lines seen on aerial photos.

 


 
Celtic & Roman Stuff Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of lots of items that would be familiar to Romans and lots of items that would be familiar to Iron Age Celts. Identify each group of items and colour them in two different colours.  Includes teachers' notes.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Roman Costume Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of two Romans in Britain: A woman and two pictures of the same man. You are asked to describe how they look different from how we dress today, and when the man would where his different outfits.

 


 
Roman Tombstones Sheet

This three page gives you a choice of two Roman tombstones to design: one for a lady in a chair and one for a man on a couch. Draw in your character, then had an inscription in the correct Roman format. 

Not available as a free sample.

 


 
House Comparison Sheet

This sheet shows a two ancient houses: one Iron Age Celtic and one Roman. You are asked what differences you can see between the two.


 
Roman Villa Sheet

This sheet shows a typical Roman Villa in Britain. This one is based on a villa found in Maidenhead in Berkshire. You are asked to identify and name various parts of the villa and materials used to build it, using lists and other clues. Includes parent/teacher notes.

Not available as a free sample. 

 
 
Roman Mosaic & its Room Sheet

In this sheet, you are asked to look at the god shown on the mosaic and try and identify which room it would have been laid in. Then explore the Latin name for this room and what it tells us. Based on a mosaic found in a town house at Leadenhall Street in London.

 

 


 
Roman Mosaic Colouring Sheet

This simple colouring sheet shows one of the beautiful 4th century mosaic floors discovered in a villa at Lower Basildon in Berkshire.

 


 
Roman Mosaic Decorating Sheet

This is one step up from the colouring sheet, where you are asked to decorate the areas of a mosaic floor using typical Roman patterns. A small sample is given to inspire some ideas. The design is based on a typical interlaced squares pattern often used by the mosaicists from Cirencester.

 


 
Roman Mosaic Maze Sheet

Find your way to the centre of this intricate maze, based on a Roman mosaic found in a villa at Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight.

 


 
Roman Wall Painting Sheet

On this outline of a typical Roman wall painting from St. Albans, add in all the detail that the Romans loved: leaves on the scroll, birds and animal masks at the centre, hanging swags and pretend marble, perhaps even a mythological scene.

 


 
Make a Lararium Sheet

This six page set of sheets gives you all the parts you need to cut out and make your very own 'Lararium' or Roman household shrine. Just provide a box. Comes with full instruction sheet. See photo at the top of this page.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Roman Handwriting Sheet

We see lots of large Roman inscriptions in museums, but their handwriting was very different. Look at the famous 'party invite' found at Vindolanda in Northumberland and answer the questions. There's also a Roman pot with writing on. What's that all about?

 


 
Roman Baths Sheet

This sheet asks all about the Roman Baths. Can you identify the different rooms? And what English words are similar to those old Latin ones?


 
Wild Animal Finger Puppets Sheet

With this easy-to-use cut-out sheet, make three of your very own finger puppets of wild animals now extinct in Britain; but they were still around in Roman times and perhaps fought gladiators in the amphitheatre.

 


 
Roman Hunting Sheet

The Romans liked hunting as much medieval and later people, but the animals they chased may have been rather different from those around today. Check out the list and describe the hunting scene.

 


 
Draw the Buried Treasure Sheet

Many Roman hoards of treasure have been found in Britain. Use this sheet to draw in your own dream treasure from this time. Then have a think about why someone might have hidden it back then.


 
The Mildenhall Great Dish Sheet

The most famous Roman treasure hoard found in Britain is the Mildenhall Treasure. Here you get to examine the pictures on its great dish in detail: but you'll need to get your thinking cap on to decide what they show and why they are appropriate?


 
Risley Lanx Puzzle Sheet

The Risley Lanx was a highly decorated silver tray from Roman Britain that was dug up in the 18th century and immediately cut to pieces! Find copies of those pieces here on four pages, cut them out and put the lanx back together. Then look at the decoration and think about way the scenes shown were chosen. 

Not available as a free sample.


 
Risley Lanx Mystery Sheet

The Risley Lanx was a highly decorated silver tray from Roman Britain that was dug up in the 18th century; but later disappeared. What happened to it? Was it rediscovered in 1991? Or was it all a big fraud? Use the twelve argument cards to have a debate about what really happened. Compete with teacher's notes. Three pages.

Not available as a free sample.


 
Saxon & Roman Stuff Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of lots of items that would be familiar to Romans and lots of items that would be familiar to Saxons. Identify each group of items and colour them in two different colours.  Includes teachers' notes.

Not available as a free sample. 

Roman Religion


 
Roman Temple Sheet

This multi-activity sheet asks you to identify the Celtic and Roman influences on the temple (from Waltham St. Lawrence in Berkshire), name its shape, choose a likely centre-piece and label the plan.

 


 
Roman Temple at Bath Sheet

This time the multi-activity sheet is based on the great Classical temple of Sulis Minerva at Aquae Sulis (Bath). Answer the questions, identify the objects and do some maths as well.

 


 
Minerva Statue at Bath Sheet

The head of the cult statue of Sulis Minerva from the great temple at Aquae Sulis (Bath) was found in the 18th century. Can you fill in the rest of her?

 


 
Sacrifice Sheet

Here is a picture of a Roman sacrifice as shown on a sculpture from Scotland; but who are all those people and what's going on? Look at the details and label the boxes.


 
Curse Tablet Sheet

Now put yourself in the position of an average Roman. You think someone has stolen something from you. So what do you do? You write out a curse tablet and set a deal with your favourite god of course. But you must write it out in the accepted format or it just won't work. This sheet tells you how to do it just right.


 
Temple Plaque Sheet

So you've thrown your curse tablet into the temple pool and the god did what you asked. Now you have to hold up your end of the bargain. Dedicate a gold or silver plaque to the god and hang it up in the temple to show you've done it. Why not decorate this one and pin it on the wall?


 
Roman Temple Objects Sheet

In this two-page sheet, you must identify which objects were worn or carried by a Pagan Roman priest and which were just found in a temple. You could also guess what they are. Includes teachers' notes.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Roman Gods Sheet

Read the descriptions of the named gods. Then identify which picture shows which god and write in his name.


Roman Gods Sheet 2

Read the descriptions of the named gods. Then identify which picture shows which god and write in his name.

 


 
Roman Goddesses Sheet

Read the descriptions of the named goddesses. Then identify which picture shows which goddess and write in her name.


 
Roman Gods of the Days of the Week Sheet

The Romans had a god for every day of the week. Here they all are shown on a mosaic found at Bramdean in Hampshire; but can you work out which is which?


 
Theatre Sheet

Theatres were often built close to temples, so that large religious ceremonies could take place there. They also generally put on plays of mythological subjects. Can you fit the most appropriate masks to the four scenes?

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Make a Lararium Sheet

This six page set of sheets gives you all the parts you need to cut out and make your very own 'Lararium' or Roman household shrine. Just provide a box. Comes with full instruction sheet. See photo at the top of this page.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Christianity in Britain Sheet

Even though Britain was at the very edge of the Roman Empire, Christianity still made its way there and became very popular. Use this introductory sheet to solve the secret cryptogram, identify the character on the mosaic, draw some Christians and their symbols and identify objects.


 
Bible Stories Sheet

You may know lots of Bible stories, but which ones were told in Roman Britain all those years ago? Take a look at the decoration on this Roman vessel from Scotland and see if you can work it out?

 


 
St. Alban's Story Sheet

This sheet shows a cartoon strip telling the story of St. Alban, a typical tale of Christian persecution in Roman Britain. The speech bubbles, however, are blank and you must fill in what the characters are saying. You could also cut up the six pictures prior to presenting them to those doing the activity and ask them to put them in the correct order. Includes story.

Not available as a free sample. 

 

Roman Army


 
Soldiers Comparison Sheet

This sheet shows an Iron Age Celtic warrior and a Roman soldier and asks you to look for differences between what they are wearing. 


 
Soldier Labelling Sheet

A Roman soldier wore a complicated outfit and carried lots of equipment. Here it is named in Latin, but what is it all called in English.


 
Roman Legionaries Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own Roman legionary finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet.

 


 
Dress a Roman Army Sheet

Use the clothing and equipment shown in this five page sheet to dress a Roman soldier in the correct order. Make lots of them and create a wall mural of a whole army. There's even a centurion and a standard bearer to complete the set.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Soldier Specialisms Sheet

On this three page sheet, answer the questions on the flowchart and follow the arrows to find out about all the different jobs that Roman soldiers did and which area you would have specialised in had you joined the Roman army. Collect data from your friends and use it to draw some graphs.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Roman Invasion Sheet

Why did the Romans invade Britain anyway? Lots of possible reasons here, but can you work out which ones are correct?

 


 
Roman Conquest of Anglesey Sheet

After they invaded Britain, the Romans were keen to smash the power of the druids on Anglesey. Tacitus tells us all about it, but can you answer all the multiple choice questions about what he wrote?

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Boudica's Revolting 1

The Romans weren't very nice to Queen Boudica, but she soon got her revenge. Tacitus tells us all about what she did to Colchester, but can you answer all the multiple choice questions about what he wrote?

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Boudica's Revolting 2

After Colchester, Queen Boudica moved on to St. Albans and London. Tacitus tells us all about her final campaign, but can you answer all the multiple choice questions about what he wrote?

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
What did Boudica look like?

Queen Boudica let a masive revolt against the Romans, but what was this enigmatic woman like? Read what Cassius Dio said about her and then draw her portrait.

 

 


 
Roman Forts Sheet

This sheet shows the plan of a typical Roman fort (based on Housesteads in Northumberland). You must label all the buildings from the descriptions given.


 
Hadrian's Wall Sheet

Answer the maths questions about Hadrian's Wall and mark up the stretch shown between two forts. Then look at what's going on in the turret and answer some observation questions too.


 
The Gewissae Sheet

This is a multi-activity sheet about the Anglo-Saxon tribe who settled in Britain before the Roman army left. Tell us why were called the Gewissae, match their kings to the places named after them and identify the scenes on the Long Wittenham Bucket from the list. 

 

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We have a wide range of British history activity sheets for kids available. They are very competitively priced and contain many more illustrations than other sheets on the market: all exclusive to Nash Ford Publishing. You can purchase them very cheaply in sets organised by subject. All sheets are shown and described above. Some are quick, some are longer and take more thought or involve making things. Most are single pages, but some are more. Some can be used straight off. Others are designed to be used after a little learning, which our Romano-British Provinces website can help with of course. All of them double as colouring sheets and will keep your pupils or children amused for hours. For activity sheets from other periods of British history, click here.

 

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