This post is sponsored by Disney Book Group. All opinions expressed are my own.
Summertime has finally come to an end and school is officially back in session. We enjoyed a long summer of reading, pool days, and picnics! As we end our summer break, we have also come to the end of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians book series. We are sharing three ways that you can enjoy the end of the summer with activities to accompany a fun book review!
Group Reading Session
The best way to encourage children to read is to have them read to each other. It helps their learning process and makes the books more enjoyable. To end out our last book, we invited different friends over and let them join in on our reading journey.
A Book Pop Quiz!
To make sure your children are getting the most out of the books they are reading, ask them questions about specific chapters to ensure that they are comprehending what they are reading. Most children read to sound out words – even at a higher reading level, instead of reading to fully understand what is happening in the story. I’ve done this with my daughter while she’s been reading Rick Riordan’s best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and it’s made a world of difference in her reading comprehension.
Create a card game that matches characters with their descriptions or events in the book with their settings. This will open a conversation that will allow your children to dive deeper into a world of magic and wonder.
Re-Enactment of Scenes
Have your children act out their favorite scenes from their favorite books. Books that are full of action and adventure, like the Percy Jackson books, are great for this because there are so many dynamic scenes to choose from in this particular series. Percy Jackson series. You can use props you find around the house and write scripts to recreate scenes from the book with your own twist. Record them and play back to relive the fun!
Make Themed Snacks
Percy Jackson’s favorite color is blue! You’ll have to read the books to find out why. In our last article, we shared a yummy DIY blue smoothie bowl recipe to be enjoyed with the entire family. A few other Percy Jackson-themed dishes you could make are:
- Blueberry pancakes
- Blueberry muffins
- Homemade blue ice cream
- Blueberry popsicles
What was our favorite part of reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series? We enjoyed how heroic Percy Jackson was in each book. He taught us that no matter what you are up against, you can conquer it with bravery and determination. With an upcoming school year, the Percy Jackson book series helped us to learn about how these traits, as well as good friendships help us to succeed and that hard work truly pays off.
How many books did you complete for your summer reading? Have any fun ideas to make reading more engaging for our little ones? Please share them below!