Stone Age Cave Art (LESSON)

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A FREE full lesson introducing Stone Age cave art, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. This is the third lesson from our popular Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2.

What was Stone Age cave art?
This lesson gives pupils the opportunity to examine pictures of cave art from the Stone Age. Pupils will identify common images in the cave paintings and consider what they tell us about life in the Stone Age. After learning about how Stone Age artists created their cave paintings, pupils will have the chance to get creative with their own versions of prehistoric cave art.


  • To explore the style of Stone Age cave art
  • To find out how cave paintings were created

The lesson is written for KS2 (ages 7-11) and is aligned to the National Curriculum in the UK but can be easily adapted to other curriculums too. The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.

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