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My Midas


What if everything you touched turned to...

  • Target Age: 4-6
  • Skills/Subjects:
    • Creative Expression
    • Imagination
    • Narrative Development
    • Language and Literacy Development
  • Related Episodes:
    • #906: Priceless Gifts
    • #906: King Midas

Materials

  • Paper
  • Markers or Crayons

Directions
Talk about the story of King Midas and the fact that he really loved gold. Ask your child, "What is something that you really love?" Together, imagine what would happen if everything you touched turned to that. For example, if your child says he loves chocolate, talk about what it would be like if his bed turned to chocolate, and his books, and everything in his room. Let him draw pictures of what his room, home, and town would look like that way. Use the pictures to tell a story about what life would be like.

Talk about It
Ask your child to think about life as King Midas and consider: What would be good about things turning to gold, or chocolate, or something else? What parts would not be so good? If you could choose, would you have this power or not?


Related Books

  • King Midas and the Golden Touch by Charlotte Craft
  • King Midas: The Golden Touch by Demi
  • Priceless Gifts: A Tale from Italy by Martha Hamilton
  • Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco
  • Max and Ruby's Midas by Rosemary Wells

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