Roman Things to Make and Do

Have a go at a range of craft activities at home!

Roman Festivals - Goddess Flora
This is the story of the festival of Flora. The Romans called it Ludi Florales and it ran from  28th April – 3rd May. Flora was the goddess of flowers. Her name comes from ‘flos’ which means ‘flower’ in Latin. Make a spring flower to wear or put on a picture.

Caesar's Secrets
Although Julius Caesar never came to Bath, the Roman Baths would probably not exist in the way it does today without him.  He was the first Roman to invade Britain. Have a go at using the Caesar Code and see if you can decode the message!

Roman mosiac patterns
Take a look at the floors of the rooms in your house. What are they covered with? You may find carpets, rugs, tiles, wood and vinyl. If you were a rich or important Roman, you may have had a special type of floor covering known as a mosaic. These were made up of small tiles known as ‘Tessarae’ fitted together to form patterns and pictures. Have a go at making your own mosaic pattern.

Hunting with hounds mosaic
Roman people depended on animals for food, to move them around the countryside and provide them with clothing. They used them for war, building and sport. Have some fun by making a mosaic.

Roman games
Learn how to play a selection of Roman games! Instead of nuts, marbles, wooden balls or counters can be used.

Merels game
A game of strategy – the Roman game of Merels is a strategic game. Use buttons or coins to make the counters or design some in two different colours on card. Then play!


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