Icarus & Daedalus Story: Lesson for Kids


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Why did Daedalus move to Crete?

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1. A _____ is the creature that the king of Crete needed to hide inside the labyrinth.

2. What does Daedalus use to craft wings for him and his son, Icarus, so they can fly from the tower where they are held prisoner?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you ever need a reason for why it's a good idea to follow directions, the story of Icarus and Daedalus can give you one! On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer test questions on why this father and son team went to Crete, what they did when they got there, and where Icarus made his terrible mistake.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will test you on:

  • Which of his father's instructions Icarus didn't follow
  • Why Daedalus moved to Crete to begin with
  • What the king of Crete wanted Daedalus to hide in the labyrinth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about what Daedalus made their wings from
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to list the places Daedalus named after his son
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about what Icarus did wrong

Additional Learning

You can find out a lot more about this unlucky team by studying the lesson called Icarus & Daedalus Story: Lesson for Kids. When you finish, you should be able to:

  • Explain why Daedalus and Icarus were prisoners
  • Tell what a labyrinth is
  • Name the city Daedalus lived in before moving to Crete