Mikey loves Percy Jackson. He's read the books and watched the films more times than I can count. I've also found wings attached to my converse trainers more times than I remember too!
I have to admit, I too love Percy Jackson. Not only are the books proper adventure stories (and good ones at that) , they have also encouraged Mikey, who was a reluctant reader, to read for fun while finding out more about Greek mythology.
When we were asked if we would try playing Capture the Flag based on the game played at Camp Half Boood, we couldn't resist!
I made some flags with some bamboo canes, crepe paper and sellotape and we were all set to go and play!
We normally play outdoor games at a local park and after looking for a suitable spot, we weren't disappointed! It was completely open and had slightly uneven ground, with obstacles in the way. Perfect for battle!
To begin with, I was with my niece and Mikey was with his Dad. The babies watched laughing from the sideline with my injured sister!
We swapped teams every so often. Unfortunately I was not as good with tactics as Mikey was! No matter what team he was on, they won! At one point, I thought he'd wandered off, but he was hiding amongst the trees and sneaked all the way to the flag!
|Even my niece beat me!|
Despite the smaller teams, we had a blast! We have already arranged to play a large game of Capture the Flag with all the family for Mikey's birthday in a couple of weeks and we will make sure to update you on the battle! :)
You can find the new Percy Jackson book, The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo Book 1) here on Amazon.