Ancient Mesopotamia For Kids Stories & Games Illustration

Ancient Mesopotamia for Kids
Stories & Games

The ancient Mesopotamian people loved toys and games. They worshiped their gods every day, but they also found time to play. Many ancient civilizations claim they invented the game of checkers, but it really might be from ancient Mesopotamia - the Sumerians invented so much. Some of their game used dice. They made toy bows and arrows, sling shots, boomerangs, hoops, and invented many games that used balls (throwing, tossing, chasing, rolling). They played a game called button buzz. They also loved hunting, boxing, wresting, racing, music, dancing, feasting, and story telling!

Here are some free online games and stories about ancient Mesopotamia. (Flash games have been removed.) Have fun!

Free to Play Online Interactive Games:

Write like a Babylonian

The game of checkers invented at Ur

The Royal Game of Ur - Easy to Difficult (play on your computer)

Backgammon interactive

Ancient Mesopotamia - Rags to Riches

Play Sumerian Games (java)

Online Ancient Mesopotamian Myths:

The ancient Mesopotamians worshipped hundreds of gods. They believed that each god had special powers. That gave rise to many a myth!

The Gloomy Gods of Mesopotamia - here are their stories! (British Museum)

The Gloomy Gods of Ancient Mesopotamian

The Sumerian Creation Myth (animated, video)

How Marduk Became King of ALL the Gods (story)

Marduk Myth, animated video

The Babylonian Creation Myth (animated, video)

Online Stories and Legends:

Ancient Sumer: The Story of Gilgamesh, The First Superhero!

Gilgamesh - The First Super Hero Makes a Rather Unusual Friend - illustrated PowerPoint for kids

Ancient Sumer: Gilgamesh and the Tree of Eternal Life

Ancient Sumer: Gilgamesh and the Cedar Forest

A Tale of Three Merchants

Trade and Transport