Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Vikings Lapbook

I've been wanting to post about our Viking Lapbook for a while but never have had the time to get to it. Today is the day or rather the night to do it.

The boys cut out and colored their viking ships. Yes there are three ships. The back one is mine. I had to join in on the fun and the coloring. They really liked doing this project.
We also started on a lapbook on Vikings by Hands of a Child. We have gotten so many free lapbooks that I decided to try to add some of them in our lessons. I've gotta use some of those freebies.
They had no problem coloring. I'm glad at least 2 out of my 3 boys don't complain about coloring. They also are doing extra writing because of these. I'll keep posting as we get some more done.

As the boys colored I would read out of a book I got at the library. I can't believe I don't have it in my library. *blushing* I got this neat book called First Facts about the Vikings by Jacqueline Morley. This is a neat book for the younger ones. My 10yr old as well as my 5yr old liked it. Lots of pictures to go along with the words. We also saw an IMAX movie called Vikings: Journey to the New Worlds. We got that off of netflix and I thought it was great. There were also a few more movies we saw that we got from the library. There was a short dvd from the series of Explorers of the World called The Vikings. It was only 23 mins long but it had a great teachers guide. I'll never forget to go to the library and look for those dvd's.

That is about it for now. Hope to get done with this by next week. I sure hope so. We've got a lot more things to go over this year.


Melissal89 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I look forward to seeing your feeders.

We studied the Vikings several years ago when we were using Truthquest History. Sounds like you have had a lot of fun and have learned so much. And great job making a ship along with them! I think it sets such a great example, and I find it a lot of fun too!

I remember when we studied them, getting together with another TruthQuest family and piling our dining room chairs two by two in the living room, giving the kids wooden spoons and letting them pretend to be Vikings out at sea! It was great!

Blessings, Melissa

denise said...

Oh, interesting! We haven't explored vikings yet - I have a feeling the boys will find it fascinating!

School for Us said...

How neat! We just barely studied the Vikings - nothing memorable. I love the boats!

Missi said...

Great project did a terrific job and thanks for sharing your long ships~ in the Drekar style nonetheless!!! History is fundamental and fascinating, but fun too ;o)
~~Hugs to ya Missi