Sunday, January 24, 2010

Greek Myths -- Resources

We read a wonderful book about the Ancienct Greek gods and goddesses of Olympus by Aliki.  Aliki’s book, The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus  (affiliate link) has beautiful illustrations and the stories about the gods and goddesses are engaging. I really recommend that one!
(affiliate link)
The book had very visual pictures that went along well with the short myths about each god or goddess. It captured LD's imagination and he really learned a lot from its simple retelling. We read through the entire book and LD has asked me to re-read sections again.

We also read the myth of Medusa. I printed out the story of how beautiful Medusa was turned into the terrible monster by Athena from DLTK Kids.

We really, really like the First Greek Myths series by Saviour Pirotta. We continually check them out of the library!!  They are all good. We’ve read Perseus and the Monstrous MedusaOdysseus and the Wooden HorseThe Secret of Pandora’s Box. (affiliate links) There is also King Midas’s Goldfingers (affiliate link). Our library did not have that one, but it’s available at Amazon.
After we read Perseus and the Monstrous Medusa (affiliate link), we were inspired to make our own Medusa Craft (which you can see at this post).

There are some great craft, coloring page and activity ideas for ancient Greece at:

There are some good coloring pages of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses (Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, etc.) at:

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