To enjoy your Greece staycation, why not give these family friendly activities a try? You can enjoy these simple and inexpensive activities with your family and really feel like you are learning all about the culture and people of Greece. Take a look at some fun ideas to get you started!
- Make a Greek shield.
Ancient Greeks use to create bold and decorative shields to defend themselves as well as represent their families. Grab some cardboard and craft supplies and try making your own shields to display.
- Grab some mythology books.
Head to the library and grab some books on Greek mythology. These books will be full of fascinating stories of epic proportions!
- Create a Greek mask.
Performance art is big in Greece. Create your own face masks just like the Greek actors use to wear onstage. Use a paper plate, scissors, and crafting supplies to create some fun faces.
- Try a Greek themed meal.
Find some Greek inspired recipes online and create some various Greek dishes. This can be appetizers, desserts, or full blown meals if you are so inclined. You can even visit a local Greek eatery and sample some of their menu items.
- Create some Greek pottery.
Gather some terra cotta pots and paint pictures of everyday life and scenery with black paint. This will resemble the pottery of ancient Greek and give you a memento to always remember your staycation by.
- Hold your own Olympic Games.
The Olympic Games began in Greece and are a time honored tradition. Create your own games (set up a variety of challenges) complete with tin foil medals of reward!
- Learn some Greek phrases.
Download a language app on your phone and learn some Greek words and phrases. Take turns saying the words and trying to have a conversation with each other. It will be fun learning a new language as a family!
When you give these activities a try, you can better embrace the culture of Greece! Pick a few that appeal to you and see how much fun you can have.
Which activity would you do at home as a family to learn about Greece?