Exploring Greek Mythology – Poppin Book Nook

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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:

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#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!

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Here is a look at front and back of one of them.

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Guess what a Free Pack with this months Poppin Book Nook!

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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.

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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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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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23 Responses to Exploring Greek Mythology – Poppin Book Nook

  1. Ashley says:

    All these posts about museums makes me wish we lived near one! *sigh* Goals for vacation! Looks like your girls had a fun time!

    • Cassie says:

      They did have a fun time! We love going there. Each trip we see something different. They explore each area one at a time. It is loads of fun to do.

  2. Your photos make me wish we had a museum closer! I love the metal project your girls did too. And of course the awesome printables! Great post, C.

    • Cassie says:

      I will be buying MORE of that metal and soon! We loved it. I love that I can take them to a museums. I did not have that chance when I was younger but no fault to my parents they did do with me what they could.

      The printables just happened to come about. 🙂

  3. Jill says:

    What a great time it looks like you all had at the museum. I love the medallion craft and naturally your printables are nothing short of AWESOME Cassie 🙂

  4. Carla says:

    I *love* the idea of taking a themed trip to the museum! And your pack looks awesome too!!

  5. We visited The Metropolitan Museum in New York this summer, and my 7 year old really enjoyed Greek Art section. The only problem was that she got overwhelmed rather quickly, because there was so much. These medallions look very special.

    • Cassie says:

      It is so easy to get overwhelmed. we don’t spend more than 2 hours there. And we make frequent trips so they can see more fun areas.

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  7. What great activities and printables, Cassie! I love the idea of studying Greek Mythology to go with the Olympics. Thanks so much for sharing your free printables! I was happy to feature them as Free Printables of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest. 🙂

  8. Jill says:

    This is a fantastic resource and I love your idea of incorporating Greek Mythology and the Olympics.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

    • Cassie says:

      I think they go hand in hand for learning. I wanted to do it 2 years ago but did not have the skills and time to do it. This year I will be doing more with the girls. We are reading stories from the book and talking more about what we are doing.

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