Back to School: 5 Interesting Mythological Activities

Looking for the traces of Classical Antiquity in children’s culture we often find many interesting ideas of hand-made activities and games connected to the world of Ancient Greece and mythology.

Zdjęcie użytkownika Our Mythical Childhood.
Our Mythical Workshop led by Dorota Bazylczyk on 19th June at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” UW, for the pupils from Astrid Lindgren Elementary School Nr. 316, class 2a, in Warsaw.

Most of the mythological activities ideas published on Internet are publicly available – you can find them for example on educational websites, blogs, Pinterest profiles, etc. (They are usually free to use, but let’s remember that the ideas presented there are always the property of their authors).

The works we found are very original and simple – you just read the instructions written by the authors and prepare the proper materials. 

Thus, get your scissors! We present you 5 interesting mythological activities for kids recently discovered on the Internet! 🙂

1. Medusa Snake Hat [manual work]

On the website of Enchanted Homeschooling Mom you will find a great idea of how to prepare a Medusa Snake Hat. Click here and scroll down the page a bit to see it. For making the snake hat you will need some paper, glue, and tape. Good luck!

2. Pin the Eyeball on the Cyclops [great idea for the childrens’ party]

On Melissa’s Taylor Website Imagination Soup you can read about the idea of a great and simple game for children, named Pin the Eyeball on the CyclopThe game consists of attaching the paper eye to the center cyclop’s head with closed eyes. Needed materials: some paper, crayons, tape, and scarf to tie the eyes. Lots of fun guaranteed!

3. Building Mythological Star Constellations from Marshmallows [complementary learning]

The authors of KCEdventures website propose children to create mythological stellar constellations from marchmallows and toothpicks. What a great idea! You can read about it here.

4. Greek Mythology Matching Card Game & “Go Fish” [card game]

Something for the fans of card games! The author of Deceptively Educational blog prepared a colorful set of cards with the various characters of Greek mythology. You can print them for free and play them with your children them in a variety of ways. If you want to see them, click here.

5. Roman Aqueduct [experimental project]

The author of the blog Blue House School proposes to perform a small experiment that will help your child understand how Roman aqueducts worked. This play (click here to see it) is a bit more complicated than the rest of our findings, but in our opinion it can be a very interesting addition to the lessons devoted to Ancient Rome.

Found by Dorota Bazylczyk

 

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