This month for the Greek Myth theme for the Popping Book Nook we went about things very differently. We have been doing crafts and activities for the books and this time we did a field trip after reading our book: A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology: The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures (Child’s Introduction Series). This book we took a little while to read over. We loved it has great stories and full of information that kids find easy to use.
We went to the Museum of Fine Arts to see what art work we could find there that matched up with some of the Greek Gods that we read about. We saw various things and loved the trip. Here are some of our favorite things we saw:
#1 – This is a statue of Athena. She was one figure we saw a lot of that museum.
#2 – This is art work featuring Dionysus the Greek god of wine and fertility. This had great details and a great carving to see.
#3 – The girls liked the statue of the boy riding the horse and his dog.
#4 – The pottery was something all my girls liked. They noted that most of the pottery was black and gold or bronze color.
While at the museum we ran into an activity they were having that day for kids. They explained that medallions were made to show people they cared about or honored. The girls were given circles of metal that was gold on one side and silver on the other side. (I have since learned it is this product or similar to it: ArtEmboss Pure Metal Sheet) They drew on one side and it became 3D on the other. After they were finished they wore them around the museum and played with them a lot!
Here is a look at front and back of one of them.
Guess what a Free Pack with this months Poppin Book Nook!
I wanted to add a little more to our explore of Greek Mythology. I put a very smaller pack together. It is has a lot of activities for older kids. This was so we could have some fun while reading parts of the book. I did make it to use this the book we used for this months Poppin Book Nook book that we use: A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology: The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures (Child’s Introduction Series). This pack has some Prek, Kinder and Tot but is mostly made for 1st to 3rd grades.
Free Greek Mythology Learning Pack contains over 90 pages:
(Part 1) 3 Part Cards, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next?, Prewriting Practice, Matching Cards, 4 Piece Puzzles, 10 Piece Puzzles, Color by Size, Mini Greek Mythology Book (Part 2) Fill or Greek Gods Information Pages, Learn about Greece, Picture & Writing , Trace and Color, Wall Cards, Trace Beginning Sound, Trace the Word, Write the Word, Circle the Beginning Sounds, Color the Green Mythology, Unscramble the Words (Part 3) Fill in the Missing Patterns, Letter Tile Words, Greek Word Writing, Wall Cards Sentences
Tot Pack contains 28 pages:
Solid Line Prewriting, Dashed Line Prewriting, Which One is Different, Color by Size, 2 Piece Puzzles, Color the Box Book, Matching Cards, 9 Piece Puzzle, Matching Single Page, Shape Tracing
Other Greek Mythology books to read with this pack:
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