If you are studying about Ancient Greece in your homeschool, or lean towards a more classical style of homeschooling you will want to learn how to teach about Greek mythology for kids. We have got you covered with this list of Greek Mythology Worksheets and Printables and a Greek Myths Worksheet instant download.
Greek Belief Systems
Allusions to Greek Mythology are everywhere in our society and in the literature our children will read when they are high school students and in college. You see them in the constellations and when studying astronomy and science.
It is important to be familiar with these concepts and some of the myths and the Greek belief systems. Our children will come across them in many different studies throughout their lives.
Learning About Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology can be a lot of fun to learn about. My oldest son loved learning the myths and the stories of gods and goddesses of Greek mythology. He thought they were hilarious and fascinating.
I like how mythology separates Greek heroes and mythical characters from villains and monsters. There is usually no question who is bad and who isn’t.
Many of these stories can be extremely weird, and slightly sexual when you learn about the goddess of love. So I recommend to preview what you are teaching, especially for younger students. I believe it’s important to talk over these stories with our kids and explain the wrongs behind the belief system they are based upon.
Greek Mythology for Kids
Studying Greek Mythology can bring about some amazing conversations with our children. That’s one of my favorite things about homeschooling, is that we can address topics as they come up.
You will be surprised how quick they will be to point out wrong behavior in the stories and actually explain to you why they are wrong.
Most history curriculum that covers Ancient Greece may only have a few history lessons or one chapter that touch on the basics of Greek Mythology. There are so many stories and things that can be learned, so you may want to devote an entire unit to learning about the different myths.
Greek Mythology in Literature
As kids get older and read the classics, you will find that the epic poem Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad is is full of ancient Greek myths. I would suggest learning about many of them before tackling those large books in the upper grades.
It will really help your older students to be familiar with the stories and give them a better understanding of what they are learning and reading about.
D’ Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths is a collection of stories of ancient Greek gods and goddesses. It is great for young learners and has some beautiful illustrations.
The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan is another favorite among middle school students. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief helped to get my son interested in learning more about mythology.
Free Greek Mythology Worksheets
If you are wanting to dig deeper you can create your own lesson plan or a separate unit study for Greek mythology lessons with these worksheets and printables appropriate for teaching Greek mythology to kids. We enjoyed using Greek mythology worksheets for middle school, but many of those listed below are good for a wide variety of ages.
An Introduction to Greek Mythology Lesson Plans and Printable Worksheets -This is a great introduction to Greek Mythology with downloadable lesson plans and a printable gods and goddesses worksheet.
Printable worksheets on Greek Mythology. – There are printable legends, stories and reading comprehension work sheets.
Greek Coloring Pages – Greek Olympian gods coloring pages perfect for a study on mythology.
Greek Mythology Word Search – Practice mythology vocabulary words by searching for them in this word search.
Greek Myths Worksheet
Greek Mythology Printable Pack – Fun printable pack with engaging lessons for ages 3-9 as a gentle introduction to Greek mythology.
Greek Myths Freebie – How do the stories of the past effect us still today? Find out in this freebie.
12 Week Greek Mythology Unit Study – Cover Greek Mythology with your family for 12 weeks with this hands-on activities and lesson ideas.
Greek Mythology gods and goddesses
Greek Mythology gods and goddesses chart – This printable chart will help your kids organize the different gods and goddesses of Greek mythology.
Greek Mythology god and goddesses cards – These colorful cards cover 18 gods and goddesses in Greek Mythology. You can use use these to help with memorization and to play games with.
Stories of Greek Myths
The Story of Arachne the Weaver – Learn the story of the goddess Arachne with this lesson.
The Story of Icarus -Your kids will enjoy this famous Greek myth about Icarus.
The Story of Persephone – Read the story of Persephone, and there are printable coloring pages and worksheets to go along with it.
The Story of Medusa and Athena – Printable story about Medusa and Athena with a link to a fun Medusa craft.
Mythology Lesson: The 12 Labors of Hercules – Learn about Hercules in this free lesson plan with craft and activity ideas.
Free Ancient Greece Notebooking Unit
From Archimedes and Aristotle to Euclid and Herodotus, ancient Greece was full of people whose legacies continue to impact us today. Discover 50 of these famous individuals with this Free People of Ancient Greece Notebooking unit.
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Give your middle and high school students practice with independent research. They will learn about over 50 fascinating individuals from the Ancient Greece time period and record important facts into their own notebook. The only thing they need are the printables to create their own notebook. No extra resources are needed.
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Greek Mythology Games
We are always looking for creative ways to help solidify what we are learning in our homeschool lessons. I love finding fun games to go along with our lessons. It’s a great way to get your kids excited about what they are learning.
Greek Mythology Bingo Cards – Play a game of Greek Mythology Bingo with these free printable game cards.
Greek Mythology Matching Card Game – Fun, colorful printable gods and goddesses card matching game.
Ancient Greece Go Fish Game – Learn about Ancient Greece and mythology by playing a fun game of Go Fish.
Greek Mythology Word Scramble Games – Lots of fun word scramble games, Greek mythology activities and coloring pages.
Online Greek Mythology Games – There are tons of online Greek mythology games for kids to play.
Should I Teach Greek Mythology to My Kids?
Why Teaching About Greek Mythology in Your Christian Homeschool is Not Bad – Are you concerned about teaching Greek Mythology with all the mysticism, fantasy and false god worship surrounding the origins of it? It doesn’t have to be a bad thing to teach. This article breaks down the importance of it and why you can still teach it in good conscience.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!