We've had a lot of fun with this unit! We found some awesome videos on the net of how to make a real longship (gosh the craftsmanship is astonishing); had fun with Viking runes, made Viking bread, role-played in our own longship, made Viking jewellery out of dough, written our own sagas, Panda Girl and Mummy studied the lay-out of a typical Viking settlement, they all designed Viking shields, made lap-books, Viking helmets, read Viking books - lots of them!, drew and painted Viking artefacts that might be found on an archaeological dig, used boxes to make longhouses and longships, and did lots and lots of Viking painting. :)
After the children made lots of Viking shields, The Boy used plasticine to match the colours.
Our finished Viking jewellery.
A cute story-book which I ordered just for The Boy for this unit. The girls have had their heads buried in about ten factual Viking library books all week - it's amazing how for some projects it's so easy to find resources!