It’s a bit late now, but for next year’s meteor shower, let me recommend the following – don’t use Orion – use the Big Dipper. It’s about as easy to find, located near the north celestial pole (the two stars at the end of the Dipper, Dubhe and Merak, after all, point to Polaris, the North Star. It’s about five times their separation away).
Instead of the two stars at the end as pointers, use the two stars at the handle end. And instead of following them in the direction u from the bowl of the dipper, follow them down – they point straight to Regulus, the Heart of the Lion.
Or, as one kid is supposed to have said, if you punch a hole in the bowl of the dipper, the water goes all over Leo.