Does your child enjoy fantasy stories, monsters and superheroes? Take advantage of this opportunity to introduce them to Greek mythology! The subject area is so vast, exciting and intriguing that your child will learn effortlessly while having fun. Mythology can be explained, analyzed and learned in addition to being discovered through “edutainment” activities. Through play, your child will enjoy learning. So let’s get started with a few activities for teaching your child Greek mythology!
Activities for learning Greek mythology: a mythological culture quiz
If your child already knows a few things about mythology, you can take a mythology quiz with them. Recalling stories they may have heard or read will stimulate them, and they’ll probably want to learn more.
Before the quiz, you can suggest a mythological reading. At the end of each reading, you can then take a short quiz to recap and summarize the information. This gives your child an active role, and they’ll better remember what they’ve read or listened to.
A group role-play for learning more
Role-playing is another great activity for learning about Greek mythology! If your child isn’t very familiar with mythology and you’re looking to facilitate a group, you can opt for a mythological role play. Each child must research a character from Greek mythology and introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
If your group is centered around Greek gods, for example, each child can play a god. The other children should ask questions about who they are and what they’ve done. The children can then actively guess which god it is, based on the answers to the questions — all while learning information they may not have known prior.
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Special mythology crosswords or hangman games
You can create crossword puzzles based Greek mythology, according to your child’s knowledge. Several definitions can help the child figure out which word to fill in.
On the other hand, if you’re facilitating a group, you could play a mythological hangman game. One child stands at the board and has to guess the name of a hero or god. Unlike the traditional hangman game, the child gives clues as they go along. The child who guesses the correct answer then has the other children guess, and so on. It’s an exciting, participative and fun way to learn.
Create a pretend newscast with news about mythology
Whether in video or live format, you can suggest a fun activity that children are sure to enjoy — creating a pretend newscast around the theme of mythology. Each news item would briefly tell a myth or part of a myth as if it were an exclusive news story. Children can really have fun with this! If it’s recorded, they can also put together a mock mini-report or a mock interview. It can be a lot of fun for them to work in teams, and it allows them to learn to work together as a group.
Host a time-travel investigation around the theme of Greek gods!
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