Traveling with your family and learning about different cultures is incredibly important. It gives your kids the opportunity to see the world, experience new things, and learn a lot along the way.
But, let’s face it, you may not always have the schedule or resources to pack up and jet-set around the world. So, while you’re saving up for your next family trip, why not take your kids on an adventure without so much as leaving your house?
You can go anywhere in the world with a little bit of imagination, including the island of Greece.
Let’s look at a few creative ways you can bring a Greek expedition into your home for the whole family to enjoy.
Bring History to the Present
When you travel to a different country, you probably go to a lot of museums and tours to learn more about the history of that place, or what it’s offered the world that is unique from other places. Teaching your kids about the history of Greece is a great way to bring the museum atmosphere to your living room!
Ancient Greece is full of fun facts that kids will love learning about. If you have little boys at home, you can let them know that Spartan boys became soldiers at the age of 7, and weren’t allowed to return home to their families until they were 30!
You can also share the history of the Olympics, and how they began in Athens. Go over some of the traditional sports that were first played at the Olympic games and compare how different they are from today’s games.
Taste the Food
One of the most enjoyable parts of any trip is trying the food! Thankfully, you don’t need to purchase an expensive airline ticket to taste the cuisine of Greece. Thanks to sites like themediterraneandish.com, you can whip up everything from hummus to salads with feta cheese and Greek olives.
Trying foods from different cultures can really help to expand your children’s tastes, and get them interested and excited about different types of foods.
You can’t talk about Greece without thinking of Greek Mythology. Thankfully, sharing popular mythical stories with your kids will keep their attention for a long time. They might already even know some of the tales, like the story of Hercules.
Mythology and astrology are often connected, so as a special treat you can take a “field trip” outside at night and point out constellations associated with some of the myths you’ve been talking about.
There are so many additional things you can do to bring a little bit of Greece into your home. From decorating with traditional Grecian colors to looking over popular Greek artwork, there is no shortage of things you and your family can learn about this unique country – or any country you choose!
So, don’t wait until you have the savings or the time to travel around the world. You can bring a little piece of any country of your choosing right to your home just by embracing a little creativity. Opa!