9/1/19: Theseus and the Minotaur Day

We had a great time at the Front Porch Library today. We started by sorting some of the clothing donations (we give out more than food at the pantry). Luckily, there were sheets that came in handy for the next activity.
The next activity: We did a reader’s theater presentation of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur–Mr. John explained the configuration of the Minotaur (the division happens at the waist). Everyone had a script and a part or two and we read through the short play. Then we did it again, switching parts, adding a dramatic interpretation and props (a sheet toga, a dull knife-sword, a ball of string).
We had such a good time we created a Theseus and the Minotaur game of hide and seek. The Minotaur was the searcher and among the hidden was Theseus. The deal, if you were the Minotaur, find everyone but Theseus. Find Theseus and you are through as a Big Scary Beast.
Olivia began drawing (she knew where everyone was hidden but didn’t tell). As the game lost steam Klark and Vivienne somehow broke their beloved child, Fred Brick, in half. We had a small funeral.
We played Taboo. Olivia, Brianna, and I were one team. Emonie, Klark and Vivienne were the other team. I am proud to say our team prevailed.
I am also proud to say that by the end of our gathering all the kids knew how to pronounce Athens.
A good time was had by all!

Author: slowdancejournal

I am a writer of novels for young readers. I also sing old time rock and roll in a duo called "Hot Tamale." My husband and I maintain our own 10 acre wildlife preserve. My home is Tallahassee, Florida.

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