Sonlight Vikings Hands-on Ideas!

Vikings! Wonderful activities and websites to visit!

This theme provided lots of adventure and excitement when we went online and did some of these activities!  Isn’t homeschooling wonderful when we can offer opportunities for our children to become excited about learning and discovering?

Try these other activities in these themes: China Hands On and Roman Hands On

Vikings Make Viking model Chief hall

Tell saga of brave journey to unknown

Identify places on map where Vikings conquered

Paper dolls of Viking clothing

Viking beliefs – BBC.co.uk

Viking Timeline– BBC.co.uk

Viking Life– BBC.co.uk

Viking Trading – BBC.co.uk – a lovely online game Thorkel and a trading expedition

Write your name in Viking runes – http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vikings/runes.html

The Norman Conquest – Historyforkids.org

Walk through Time BBC Education History age 7-9 – excellent online game identifying objects from eras

Sonlight Roman hand-on-ideas and websites

Here are some activities and websites to visit when doing Ancient Rome!

As I shared before – use every opportunity to make the subject come alive by creating, painting, modelling, making, dramatizing, cooking, eating, decorating, watching, listening and DOING the learning!

Check out my China hands-on list here: China hands-on

Roman Empire Dress in Roman toga

Make mosaic

Have Roman meal lying and eating on mattresses

Make Roman coin with Roman numerals on them`

Pompeii photo tour

Romans In Scotland – interactive- BBC Education See You See Me

BBC Gladiator –Gladiator game – dress a gladiator to kill & see if you win or lose!

Daily life in Pompeii –BBC History – photo gallery

Glossary of Roman words – BBC Romans Glossary

Romans leisure – BBC Romans Leisure

Roman Army – BBC Roman Army

An Arena for gladiatorial games – photos and info

History coloring pages – activityvillage.co.uk

Make a mosaic online! Beautiful intricate designs. Print out the results.

Spiegelonline – Google computer-generated images of Ancient Rome

Roman games played in this time – historyforkids.org

Roman numeral online matching game – sln.fi.edu/time/keepers excellent!

Sonlight Ancient China hands-on-ideas

Ancient China hands-on activities and websites

Here are some wonderful websites and activities we used when we studied Ancient China.  We made a fan-shaped project folder and pasted all our narrations in it. Enjoy!  Check out my Roman Hands-on and Viking Hands-on ideas.

Ancient China Map the Great Wall of China

Draw and label life-cycle of silk worm

Grow and feed silk worms?

Make Chinese fan book (Great lapbook theme!)

Make own paper

Paint using an ink stone

Varnish a wooden box

Make and serve jasmine tea

Make and eat Chinese noodles

Learn Chinese characters for names

Chinese inventions

Learn and recite Confucius quotes

Look at Ancient Chinese clothing – http://www.historyforkids.org

Chinese fans designs –http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese_fans.htm

Great Wall of China – interactive map work – edsitement.neh.gov

Learn Chinese characters – interactive game- pbskids.org

Video of Foot binding on YouTube This shows an old woman unwrap her bound feet. Quite awesome! Chinese music and singing accompanies the video! (As always, due to associated videos ads, parental guidance required)