Ideas for Activities
1) Have students dress up as a god or goddess.
2) Students can act as their god or goddess for the day and their classmates can guess who they are. This can be done with or without dressing up.
3) Research a specific god or goddess and then do a presentation on it.
4) Design a temple to honor a specific god or goddess. These can be made out of shoe boxes or any other materials that are available to them. Have them look at examples from Olympia, Hera, Camp Half-Blood for inspiration.
5) Perform a Greek Myth.. reader's theater style.
6) Write your own scripts for reader's theater and have a classmate(s) act it out.
7) Create a Greek Newspaper called the Greek Times.
8) Explore the different time periods in Greek History. Have students write an article about an important event from this time (could be added to the newspaper).
9) Create advertisements for things/places in Ancient Greece (again could be added to newspaper).
10) Study different pottery shapes and their meaning from Ancient Greece.
11) Learn the Greek Alphabet.
12) Create a Greek inspired pottery either out of clay or paper.
13) Write your name using the Greek Alphabet.
14. Write "secret messages" to a friend or loved one with a special (short) quotte. Pour plaster of Paris into small meat trays and put a paperclip into the plaster near the center top. This will act as a hanger when the plaster is dry. After the plaster has hardened, give each student a large nail to write their quote. When they are finished, spray paint the plaster with stone fleck paint or gray paint and they have a plaque in Greek.
15) Use self-hardening clay to create Ancient Greece coins.
16) The City-States for Ancient Greece were called Polis. Divide class into 5 groups. Each groups will be a Polis - Athens, Sparta, Argos, Corinth, and Megara. Have each polis adopt their own government and laws.
17) Have a Greek food tasting party. Serve Greek pastries, grape juice for wine, hummus, feta cheese, ambrosia.
18) Research the First Olympics.
19) Hold an Olympics and invite each Polis to complete against each other.
20) Create a presentation about Ancient Greece.
21) Create a flag for your Polis (City-State).
22) Draw a picture of a Greek Myth you read. Cut it into pieces to create a puzzle. Trade puzzles with a classmate and try to put it together.
23) Create a word search using words about Ancient Greece.
24) Create an Ancient Greece Crossword Puzzle.
25) Create a Word Cloud for a Greek god or goddess. Option 1) Include their name. Option 2) Do not include their name and see if your classmates can guess who you are describing.
I hope this was as helpful to you as it was to me. As I find more ideas, I will add it to this list.
Until Next Time,
Hi! My name is Misty. I am a 6th Grade ELA Teacher, Mama of 5, and author of The Path to Passionate Teaching.