When people tell me little kids can’t learn about ancient history, I always give them a strange look. My kids loved learning about ancient history in our homeschool history lesson. Take our ancient Greeks lesson.
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Ancient Greeks for Preschool
We read about Sparta and Athens in Mystery of History 1* and did a Venn diagram about the cities. Honestly the kids didn’t get much from this activity, but sometimes an activity is more about introducing the concept, Venn diagrams, than it is about mastery of a subject. But, after a lot of repetition they got the big differences.
It simplified down to Sparta fights a lot, and everyone fought in their town, everyone learns how to be a soldier.
Athens is the city of art and democracy. That simplified down to art. All the discussion of how their government was just flew over their heads.
And they were the same because they were both city-states.
Ancient Greeks craft
Supplies: terracotta pots* (I got mine at the Target dollar spot several years ago), markers* (if you have older kids you could do this with sharpies* or acrylic paint*, but washable markers are perfect for preschool)
But that’s boring. We finished up by taking the same pots from our earlier sunflower game and made them into greek pots.
And the boys pots were very greek showing fantastic battle scenes. I’m not sure what Princess’ was.
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