Persephone

This week we’re diving into the underworld to rescue Persephone from Hades! A classic Greek myth with some interesting imagery and symbolism…

Play

Ignoring the slightly out of age range themes going on in this complicated myth (?!) there are lots of wonderful references to the seasons, fruit and harvest and seeds! We’re rolling with that anyway….

If you have any of the following you could do some playing around your house to the tune of…

Seeds – find seeds in fruit, outside – plant them/eat them/make collages with them – or messy play with them?

Fruits – counting, shopping lists, The Shopping  Basket – John Burningham 

Seasons – sensory play around the seasons – ice/water/dry leaves 

Music

There is all sorts of wonderful music about the weather and the seasons. Have a dance, listen, draw along to, sing along to all this lovely music… and what more can you find?!

Vivaldi – Seasons (Summer, Storm) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGPP9UxIXbw

Judith Weir – Welcome Arrival of Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU4PBYjDtkw

Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now – singalong!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSuB4t3q_dA

The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc1ta1UMGeo

Art

Comparing seasons using paintings:

https://www.consortiumeducation.com/classroom-ideas/comparing-seasons-using-paintings

Fruit observational drawings 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuMwRO9vQuU

Flower finger painting: 

https://nurturestore.co.uk/finger-painting-flower-craft-for-toddlers

Watching

Hercules! (The Disney movie…) Amazing Greek story – and some of the familiar Gods, not to mention excellent music…  

Start off by having a boogie and singalong to this 90s Disney classic…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOL-EJZjmp0

Moving

Yoga! 

Up in the Clouds – Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q252Wnp4oM

Educational (for slightly older kids…)

Find out all about Ancient Greece and Greek Myths…

Can you make a fact file about your favourite God, creature, characters…?

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/greek-myths/



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