Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII Philopator (69–30 BC) was a beautiful and ambitious Egyptian queen, famous for her lovers (Julius Caesar and Mark Antony) and her sad end.

Fun fact: Cleopatra’s beauty made her very vain. She used to bathe in donkey’s milk to keep her skin looking young and wrinkle-free. The story goes that nearly 700 donkeys would be milked each day for her bathing ritual!

“I will not be triumphed over.”
Cleopatra

“Fool! Don’t you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you.”
Cleopatra to Mark Antony

Cleopatra

Cleopatra Resources

Cleopatra's story is so tied up with that of Mark Antony that we've produced a combined page for the two of them together. Why not hop over there to read those pages first, then come back and explore our resources on Cleopatra below!

A Letter from Cleopatra Worksheet

A Letter from Cleopatra Worksheet

The children need to practise their persuasive writing skills for this worksheet, which asks them to imagine they are Cleopatra asking for Julius Caesar's support to claim the throne against Ptolemy. 

Antony and Cleopatra Comprehension

Antony and Cleopatra Comprehension

Our comprehension worksheets are designed with older children in mind. Can they read the text, then answer some questions to demonstrate their understanding of what they've just read? This worksheet is all about the ill-fated Antony and Cleopatra.

Cleopatra Booklet

Cleopatra Booklet

Our famous people booklets are a fun and different way for kids to record and present their work. Our Cleopatra booklet features a beautiful illustration of the famous Egyptian and comes in blank and lined versions.

Cleopatra Colouring Page

Cleopatra Colouring Page

Younger children can enjoy colouring in this fun picture of the famous Egyptian ruler, Cleopatra.

Cleopatra Interview Worksheet

Cleopatra Interview Worksheet

What would the children ask Cleopatra if they were able to interview her? They could maybe ask her what it was like to rule Egypt, or maybe ask about Julius Caesar or Mark Anthony? Can they think of some good open questions to encourage her to talk more? 

Cleopatra Newspaper Writing Prompt

Cleopatra Newspaper Writing Prompt

The kids can use our Cleopatra newspaper writing prompt to write some facts about the famous Egyptian ruler or discuss some of the events in her life, then colour in the picture of her too...

Cleopatra Notebooking Page

Cleopatra Notebooking Page

Our Cleopatra notebooking pages feature a beautiful portrait and are perfect for recording what you have learned about the famous Egyptian. There are two pages to download, one with lines and one with space to draw your own picture. 

Cleopatra Poster

Cleopatra Poster

Cleopatra was said to be very beautiful and took great care of her appearance. Print our poster to use in Egyptian displays and to admire her beauty all the time!

Cleopatra Story Paper

Cleopatra Story Paper

Our Cleopatra story paper is perfect for younger children who might be doing a bit of research about Cleopatra for an Ancient Egypt project. The pages come in lined and handwriting lines, each with a simple colouring picture.

Cleopatra Timeline Worksheet

Cleopatra Timeline Worksheet

Ask the children to fill in some important events in the life of Cleopatra on this timeline. It's good practise for using a BC timeline too...

Cleopatra Word Search

Cleopatra Word Search

See if the children can find all the words related to Cleopatra in this word search. There are twelve to find, and we've included the answers too...

Cleopatra Worksheet

Cleopatra Worksheet

Here's a worksheet that's perfect for younger children learning about Cleopatra. Can the children write about why she was famous, if they'd have liked to meet her and what they would have talked to her about?

Cleopatra Writing Page

Cleopatra Writing Page

Our writing pages are a fun way to start younger children researching and writing about famous people, in this case, the Egyptian ruler Cleopatra. We have colour or black and white versions to choose from below. 

Cleopatra's Beauty Treatment Poster

Cleopatra's Beauty Treatment Poster

Cleopatra was known for her astounding beauty, and she followed several beauty routines including bathing daily in donkey's milk to keep her skin soft. It was said 700 donkeys were needed to provide her daily milk bath! Can the kids design a poster advertising this treatment?

Learn to Draw Cleopatra

Learn to Draw Cleopatra

Cleopatra is one of the most recognisable historical figures of all time, and our guide helps the kids learn to draw her, step by step. 

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