Ancient Greece activities

I think I find the big 3 ancient civilizations: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome to be incredibly fascinating, of course there’s interesting things about the Assyrians and many of the other smaller cultures, but they’re also some of the more bloody histories.  Thanks to everyone linking up I’ve got a great collection of Ancient Greece activities.

Ancient Greece Activities

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Ancient Greece activities : Mythology

This is a popular subject right now with the Percy Jackson {affiliate link} books out, and there’s a plethora of activities to go with this part right now.

Theseus and the Minotaur– I love how Phyllis acted out this story

Medusa Mask– I always felt a little sorry for Medusa, at least at first….

Aesop’s Fables– I remember reading these for the first time in elementary school and thinking they were hilarious.

Introduction to Greek Mythology– Might as well learn all those pesky gods and goddesses….

Lego reenactments of myths– who wouldn’t want to do this?

Greek Mythology lapbook– once you’ve got the gods and goddesses put together a few books about the myths.

Books to Hook your kids on Mythology– It’s not all Greek mythology, but it’s got a fair amount of it.

 

Ancient Greece activities: Battles

Battles turn history, as King Richard says, “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!”  For want of some small thing a battle can be lost, thus losing a war.  So, when there’s a chance in our ancient Greece activities to add in a battle or two I’m going to jump at it (especially because that’s my boys’ love).

Battle of Marathon– I think this might be one of the first posts I found by Phyllis, it’s certainly one of the ones that introduced me to Junior General.

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Run a Marathon– Not a real one, but pretend you are.

Persian Invasion of Greece– you know the one that led to the afore-mentioned battle.  Xerxes doesn’t really learn from mistakes…

 

Ancient Greece activities: Culture

To truly understand Ancient Greece you have to take a look at their culture and who they were.  It’s so much more than their mythology, it’s their architecture, their art, their government, and so many more things.

Olympics-This is especially relevant with the Winter Olympics coming up soon

Greek Feast- I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

Athens versus Sparta– Oh the great rivalry of these two.

Archimedes Screw– because anything that combines history AND science is automatically cool.

Ancient Greek Activities– columns, art, and more

Ancient Greece Unit Study– A nice video detailing what she does

Building Columns– Ever since my high school teacher drilled that into me, I’ve been rather fascinated with them.

Pythagors for kids– One of the few math equations I remember, the Pythagorean theorem.

Greek temples– This is an impressive one because she built one out of cardboard.

 

I cheated this week because only Phyllis really had anything super related to Greek linked up, so I pulled some from my Creation to Christ pinterest board, the rest I’ve saved for a little later for a post about geography, I got some great geography posts from last week.

 

Things I want to do a round on in the next few weeks, link as many as you have and anything new you’ve done this week, don’t forget to put a link back to this blog on your post somewhere:

Country Studies

State Studies

US history

China (ancient and culture)


Comments

16 responses to “Ancient Greece activities”

  1. I’ve gone mad and entered four!! I thought you were only looking for Ancient Egypt last week. I got a bit confused….sadly not an infrequent occurrence!

    1. Mwa ha ha ha, mad you say.

      No, enter anything you want that’s history/geography related, I’m just trying to give people a head’s up of what I’m thinking of featuring in the near future, so they can pin any old posts they have for me to feature. So I dug through your archives and found a couple of your old posts on Greece for this week.

  2. I’m so pinning this post!! Thank you!

    1. Yea! I’ve been enjoying the posts you linked up.

  3. Good round-up! Thanks for organizing all the links 🙂

    1. You’re welcome, I’ll freely admit it’s also for my own help.

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    maryanne @ mama smiles

    What a great collection of activities! Pinning to my history board 🙂

  5. I’ve had a field day, too. (Fun to reminisce.)

    Definitely pinning all the Ancient Greece stuff for next time we come around. Thanks for the mention, btw.

    1. Of course, have to mention anything cool 🙂

  6. I linked up all my country studies and all my state studies; however, I lumped them together into 2 links. I have 37 country posts and 17 state posts. I thought that would be the easiest way, but now I realize they’re not all linked back here! You can remove them if you’d like to. I can always put specific studies up if there are certain ones you’re interested in. It will take a lot of time to link them all, and I can’t choose which few to do. It will also take awhile to link each one back here, but I can try if you want me to. 🙂 Hope that made sense. I will have a China unit study up soon (working on it).

  7. Did I mention it before that I love your history posts? Great round up! I really wish we had more time for history and history documentaries.

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