VIKINGS UNIT STUDY
- Yo, Vikings!
- The Norse Myths
- D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths
- Leif the Lucky
- Viking (DK Eyewitness Books)
For the Viking unit, I had the boys each make a long ship and Sophia make a long house with my help. Of course, there was a ton of other projects and fun ideas I had on my list, but considering the month we’re having, moving, and all that comes with having four kids, we only did a few of what I had planned. It’s ok though. I am really happy with what my kids came up with.
How to Make a Viking Longhouse
small dowels (cut into three inch segments)
brown and white paint
hot glue gun
and craft moss
a front and back piece (the front will have a door cut out)
two identical side pieces
two identical roof pieces
Add pieces of dowel over the door frame and on the sides of the door as well using the hot glue. Add three pieces of dowel to the sides of the house on the ends and one in the middle.
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With all four pieces ready to go, hot glue them a base a little larger than the house structure. Glue all four sides together and then glue to the base.
Make the roof with your roof cardboard pieces and raffia. Cut the raffia into pieces about the same length and work in sections to attach to the roof pieces with the hot glue. Glue the roof pieces on the house.
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How to Make a Viking Longship
Viking Village Model
This was a really fun on-going project. The boys worked on this in their free time and it was perfect because they could work on it on their own. I purchased Usborne cut-out models: Make this Viking Settlement and it had everything we needed to create this model (except for a piece of cardboard to put on the bottom.
Viking Explorer Maps
The kids also watched some documentaries on YouTube as well. And that’s it for our Viking unit study! I am pretty proud of us for finishing this study despite all the craziness lately. It was more spread out then I had originally planned, but it turned out pretty great. Hope you enjoyed!
Thanks so much for posting a Viking Unit Study that is not worksheet dependent. We also are project people and this is a great resource!
I'm so glad I stumbled upon this lesson plan on Pinterest! We are just starting to learn about Vikings this next week in history so I scanned the web to find out fun supplemental projects. I love the house and I know my kids will have so much fun creating this project. Thanks again for posting this!
Those are awesome projects!! And how perfect, since you are living in Viking country now! 😉
We LOVED learning about Vikings at the beginning of the year. Seeing all your pictures makes me reeeeeeally wish we could do school together! It would be AMAZING!! I don't suppose you want to sell the house you just bought and move to Montana?
Thank you for sharing the link to the boat tutorial – that will be perfect for us to finish up our Vikings unit!