The Diary of Samuel Pepys Fun Activities

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Start a timeline of Pepys's life as documented in this book. As you go through each chapter, write down two or three highlights and important events under each. Continue throughout the book.

Pepys's Journey

Create a map of Pepys's journey on the fleet as the Lord's Clerk. Show their travels.

Fruits of His Labor

With his promotion, Pepys has much to gain. Make a list of everything he purchases or has after he gets the promotion.


Write an invitation to the King's coronation described in January-June 1661.


Describe the fashionable items that Pepys and his wife take interest in January-June 1661. Write as if you are describing the items for a fashion magazine.


In Pepys's voice and writing style, pretend to write a vow of abstinence from drinking wine. Be sure to write reasons for the vow.


Pretend you are Lady Lord Sandwich submitting Pepys's...

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