Vikings were seafaring and generally from southern Scandinavia which included present-day Denmark, Norway and Sweden. There were Vikings between the late 8th - 11th centuries.Vikings established settlements and governments in the British Isles, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Normandie, and the Volga trade route in what is now European Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine. The Vikings spoke Old Norse and made inscriptions in runes. The Vikings have their own laws, art and architecture. The Vikings were an advanced civilization of farmers, fishermen, craftsmen and traders. Current pop-culture representations of the Vikings are based on cultural clichés, for example, there is no evidence they ever wore horned helmets at all. Viking navigators opened the roads to new lands to the north, west and east going further then Iceland and Greenland all the way to a short-lived settlement in Newfoundland in 1000. Many common words in everyday English language, including the days of the week, are from the Vikings. Thursday means Thor's Day, and Friday means Frey's Day.

Viking Games, Crafts and Activities:

Vikings BBC fun info for kids

Games ancient Celts played with balls

Native games of Ireland

Iron Age Celts Lesson Plans

Celtic trivia game

How do we Know The Science behind Archaeology

Food from Early Angle-Saxon era

Anglo-Saxon Games

Anglo-Saxon Games

Assemble a Viking Proverb (online)

Norse Gods

Thor & Other Norse God Games

The Vikings (PBS Nova) Viking Ships,Maps, Houses,Timelines

Vikings Powerpoints

Vikings (longboats, raiders, learning module)

The Vikings - Viking Craft Ideas

Ships and Pirates from Vikings & Angle-Saxon era

Feasts and Fasting from Early Angle-Saxon era

Anglo-Saxon  Games

Anglo-Saxon  Weapons and Warfare

Anglo-Saxon  Military Organization

Anglo-Saxon  Houses and Furniture

Anglo Saxon Social Organization

Pastimes (sports, music, dancing, etc.)

Old English Language

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How Celtic Warriors embalmed heads of enemies

Celtic art projects for kids

The Celts for Kids

Irish Fairy Tales

The Mabinogion Stories & Myths

Celtic Crafts for Kids


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