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For week three of the TD Summer Reading Club, we are exploring mythology!

People all over the world have invented mythology, sometimes just as fun stories, and other times to help explain the natural world. This proves that stories are important to all people, all over the world.

ACTVITIES 

  • Creature Craft

  • Write / Draw your own Mythology

  • Minotaur Maze

  • Mythology Word Search

READING LIST AND RESOURCES

PICTURE BOOKS:

  • The Truth About Dragons - Jaime Zollars

  • The Midnight Unicorn - Neil Reed

  • The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies - Ammi-Joan Paquette

  • Goodnight Dragons- Judith L. Roth

  • LARF - Ashley Spires

  • Fairy Science- Ashley Spires

  • How Snowshoe Hare Rescued the Sun - Durga & Emery Bernhard

  • Lunnette, the True Story of the Tooth Fairy - Robin Cruise

  • The Adventures of Beckle the Unimaginary Friend - Dan Santat

NON-FICTION

100 Facts Myths and Legends- Fiona MacDonald

Dragonology - Ernest Drake

Eyewitness Books: Mythology - Neil Philip

Book of Greek Myths - Ingri D'Aulaire

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt - Leon Ashworth

 

JUNIOR CHAPTER BOOKS:

  • Wings of Fire- Tui Sutherland

  • (series of graphic novels or chapter books)

  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians- Rick Riordan (book series and movies)

  • How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell (book series and movies)

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CREATURE CRAFT

Mythology is full of incredible animals. Sometimes they look just like normal animals with superpowers, and sometimes they are multiple animals together.

For this activity, use materials around your house to invent your own mythological animal. You can use playdoh, cardboard or anything else you have. Use your favourite animals for inspiration, or try to make the craziest combination possible!

Then, find or cut a small piece of paper so it is about the size of a card, draw your animal there, and use the back to explain your beast’s magic powers or some interesting facts about it.

Now you have a unique mythological creature card!

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MAKE YOUR OWN MYTHOLOGY

Myths often explain natural events that people didn't know how to explain. Use a prompt to help you come up with a myth, then turn your ideas into your very own comic strip!

-Why do the leaves change colours?

-What causes earthquakes?

-What created Lake Nipissing?

-Why does the moon change shape?

-Why are dogs "man's best friend?"

OR Write a myth about the creature you created!

MINOTAUR MAZE

The Minotaur was an animal in Greek mythology, and had the head of a bull on the body of a man. The beast was kept in a complicated maze called the Labyrinth. 

Find your way through the Labyrinth, defeat the Minotaur, and escape the maze!

MYTHOLOGY WORD SEARCH

 

Try these word searches for fun.

How many of the words do you know?

To learn more, try searching up the words in a book or on the internet