Greek Mythology

As part of our summer curriculum, Kaia asked to learn more about the gods and goddesses.

We’ve been taking our relaxed time reading through mythology stories, coloring pictures, doing crafts…  But today, we brought it all to a close.  We started the morning by designing our togas and decorating ourselves in gold.  Then we broke out the Ambrosia (prepared the night before) and Nectar (peach juice mixed with carbonated water) and plopped down in front of Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief.

Ambrosia Salad

  • 1 – 15 oz. can of Mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 – 15 oz. can of pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup of miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries

Place all of the above in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

Pour this on top of the fruit mixture and mix well.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours (overnight is best).  And enjoy!

We got our idea for the toga from here. We used the Greek Chiton design, but just clipped one shoulder.  I love the way it looks on her.  This would be easy to sew up into everyday wear!

3 thoughts on “Greek Mythology

  1. Sounds like alot of fun. We love Percy Jackson. We are about half way through the third book in the series and looking forward to watching the movie again.

  2. I just wanted to say that I think you guys are amazing. All four of you. You are an inspiration to all the do-it-yourselfers, back to the landers and create your own organic lifestylers. I so much enjoy reading your blog and looking at your photos.
    Having visited your glorious homestead last October, I can visualize all the mountains and beyond. You have built a wonderful homestead (and it sure does require constant devotion to task.)
    There is such a positive vibe about what you are doing and how you are doing it. I love how dedicated you two are toward providing a good schooling for Kaia and Leif. It is open ended, creative, thought provoking and fosters higher thinking skills. Kudos, congrats and keep writing, there are lots of folks out here in la la land that are inspired by your blog.

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