The Sea of Monsters Extension Activities
Two drawing assignments and a memory activity to follow reading the book by Rick Riordan
- Grades: 6–8
About this book
1. Percy encounters many mythical creatures on his quest. Examples include Hippocampi, Harpies, Hyrdra, and Charybdis. Using the descriptions in the text, draw one of these creatures on a blank piece of paper. If there is another creature from the book you prefer to draw, you can do that, too.
Hippocampi are described on page 109; Harpies on page 110; Hydra on page 143; and Charybdis on page 160.
2. Draw a map of the East Coast of the United States. Be sure to include real places like New York City and Miami and mythical ones like Camp Half-Blood and the Sea of Monsters. Then, label your map with a legend using symbols to represent the important event that occurred at each location. For example, for the Cyclops Island, you may want to draw a golden fleece.
3. Look at the list of names below. On the blank line next to each half-blood, write the name of his or her immortal parent. See how many you can remember before looking in the book.
Percy _________ Poseidon
Annabeth _________ Athena
Luke _________ Hermes
Clarisse _________ Ares
Chiron _________ Kronos
Thalia _________ Zeus