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Fireworks for Ancient Greece

September 10-14

Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Greek Vase

2. Key Points – Greek Artifacts

3. Collaborative – Cracked Pot

4. Writing – Epic Poem

5. Math/Logic - Triangles

6. Genius Principle – Nine Heads are Better than One

7. Big Activity – Greek Festival

8. Movement - Olympics

Minecraft Activities

  1. Introduction to the hero's journey

  2. Experience the hero's journey

  3. Fight in the Trojan War

  4. Participate in Olympics

  5. Build Challenge: Make the Parthenon or other ancient Greek structure

Upcoming Activities

  • Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana

  • Disneyland meetup: September 19

  • Field trips

  • 9/12 Getty Villa

  • 9/26 SS Lane Victory Ship

  • 10/10 Science of Sailing

  • 10/31 Calico Ghost Town


Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Do an ancient Greece crossword puzzle:

  • Make a Trojan Horse.

  • Make your own Greek design one of the following: a vase, a shield for a hero, or a robe for a goddess.

  • Find photographs of the famous buildings of ancient Greece (Parthenon, Knossos, Delphi, etc.). Prepare a short report about one or two of them.

  • Visit an art museum. See the sculpture, pottery, jewelry and coins of ancient Greece. Record the myths that inspired them. Draw sketches of some of your favorite items.

  • Make a newspaper about a day in ancient Greece. Include sections for wars, politics, sports, entertainment, and gossip.

  • Explore ancient Greek pottery:

  • Compare the modern Olympic games to the ancient ones.

  • Memorize the Greek alphabet.

  • Read about some of the philosophies that came from ancient Greece.

  • Do some Time warp trio activities:

  • Create a panel mural depicting one of your favorite myths.

  • Play an online Olympics game:

  • Visit ancient Greeks on PBS:

  • Take an ancient Greece quiz:

  • Play some games that relate to ancient Greece:

  • Make up a story that describes the pictures on a Greek pot.

  • Odysseus had 1000 Greek Warriors with him. Count 1000 beans. What's the easiest way to do this?

  • Start a timeline of events for the story of Odysseys. Add to it as you read the Odyssey.

  • Make an ancient Greece costume.

  • Create a scene of one of the places described in the Odyssey.

  • Go on an online Greek adventure:

  • More Ancient Greece resources:



  • Practice some ancient greek vocabulary:



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