2.07.2010

Mythology and The Lightning Thief

In a few days, children's bestseller, The Lightning Thief will make it's debut in movie theaters. If you're reading Rick Riordan's first children's book or getting ready to see Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, take advantage of the opportunity to get to know mythology.

Get reader's excited about The Lightning Thief with an audio clip of author, Rick Riordon reading an excerpt of Chapter 1. Click on author and scroll all the way down.

Then go to Puffin Books' Percy Jackson site to play Who's Your Daddy, the are-you-a-demigod quiz. Or try the Find Your Power quiz at the Percy Jackson the Movie website.

Go to the American Museum of Natural History's Ology site for kids for some mythological fun. Start by testing your knowledge of worldwide mythological creatures with the Mythic Mystery Map game.
Then make personalized Mythic Creatures of the Sea stationery.

Also check out Lightning Thief author, Rick Riordan's Explore Greek Mythology page which is jam-packed with mythology games and resources for kids.

Visit Fantasy Jr. to get Zeus and Poseidon coloring pages.
Then print a set of their Greek masks so students can make-up their own mythical adventures.

Images from AMNH Ology and Fantasy Jr.

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