One of my absolute favorite books as a child was D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths. The illustrations are just gorgeous, and in fact, it is the only book from my childhood that I still have today! We won’t say how old that book is. Ahem.
The stories of Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite and the rest of the Greek mythology characters are fascinating. For more background on these ancient Greek stories and characters, check out GreekMythology.com. As gruesome as they can be, I’m a big fan of Greek mythology and the ancient Greek gods and goddesses. Isn’t it fascinating how differently they viewed the world back then?
Greek Mythology Worksheets
These three word puzzle worksheet can help you build familiarity with the names of characters in these ancient myths in a Greek mythology unit. There’s a crossword, word search, and word scramble with a ‘secret message’ that will appear when the puzzle is completed.
Ancient Greek Gods and Greek Heroes Coloring Pages
Thanks to the Percy Jackson books and movies, kids might already be familiar with Zeus, Athena, Poseidon and Mercury.
Mythical Creatures Coloring Pages
The Harry Potter and Narnia books have enchanted readers for years, and have helped to create a modern interest in the ancient Greek mythical creatures such as the centaur, cyclops and griffin. We love mythical creatures too! (We also love Harry Potter and Narnia, just in case you were wondering!).
For more crosswords for your classroom, check out our latest book, Crossword Puzzles for Kids! All of our books come with reproduction rights so that you can always copy enough pages for every student you teach.