This design and coloring travel activity will occupy children on their journey. Athens is the beautiful capital of Greece and is one of the world’s oldest cities. Your young travelers can imagine that they are exploring ancient Greece and discovering beautiful buried pottery when these see these Ancient Greek urns. Older children may also enjoy reading the John Keats poem ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn.’
This travel art can be done in:
- Hotel rooms
What you will need:
- A printed out template of Greek urns
- Felt tip markers, colored pencils or crayons
- Print out Greek urn templates—one is patterned and the other is left blank so kids can create their own design.
- Put all drawing materials in a plastic lidded box ready for transporting. Give your children a tray to work on.
- Ask them what they imagine their urn might have held had it been made in Ancient Greece.
- Invite them to color in the pre-designed urn or create their own pattern on top of the template.
Diane Pagan graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with a fashion/textiles degree. She is a UK mom who is passionate about creativity, and she set up The Imagination Box to share her treasure trove of ideas and inspire families to bring more art into their lives. Connect with her and get more great ideas at http://www.theimaginationbox.com/