At Bletchley Juniors Codebreaking Club this week we transliterated Ancient Greek. Yes that is right, I had a group of 8 to 10 year olds enjoying an ancient language. I did a bit of simplification, but did not dumb it down. I believe in aiming high.
The activity was to decode some information about gods and goddesses, then match it to the correct picture. We ended with a few games of Greek Gods and Goddesses Bingo. Thanks to Deceptively Educational for putting this on their blog for others to use. To make it a little harder I did not call out the name of the god. Instead I called out ‘the goddess of rainbows’ and waited for someone to shout out ‘Iris’. All the children then found Iris on their cards. We played the first to make a row or column, and then the first to make a full house. Instead of calling out ‘Bingo!’ I asked them to call out the name of their favourite god or goddess. Playing this game was a really fun way for the children to reinforce their learning.