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Vikings Culture For Kids

Fun Facts About The Vikings
The Vikings were people who were really good with boats. They had very long and narrow boats that were called longships. These boats were also called “Dragonships” because they had giant wooded carvings of dragonheads on their boats.

Game of Hnefatafl
Hnefatafl simulates a Viking raid. The attackers are situated along the four sides, each side representing a ship. The king and the defenders are located in the middle of the board.

Blood Of The Vikings Part 1 *First Blood*
A BBC educational documentary, so give yourself some time. The research confirmed that the Vikings did not just raid and retreat to Scandinavia, but settled in Britain for years. They left their genetic pattern in some parts of the UK population.
Part 2 – Invasion
Part 3 – The Sea Road
Part 4 – Rulers
Part 5 – Last Of The Vikings


Discovery Could Rewrite History of Vikings in New World
Parcak led a team of archaeologists to Point Rosee last summer (2015) to conduct a “test excavation,” a small-scale dig to search for initial evidence that the site merits further study. The scientists unearthed an iron-working hearth partially surrounded by the remains of what appears to have been a turf wall.

Games of the Viking & Anglo-Saxon AgeViking Yourself - Ann Zeise
There are many finds of board games and gaming pieces from Scandinavia and from the British Isles. You’ll probably recognize Backgammon and Nine Men’s Morris.

Leif Erikson
Leif Erikson was the first European to set foot in the New World, opening a new land rich with resources for the Vikings to explore. But for some unknown reason, the Vikings only made a few voyages to the New World after Leif. By Kevin A. Weitemier.


Viking It and Liking It – Time Warp Trio
The boys want to play Vikings Football Smashfest, but instead find themselves in A.D. 1001 with a bunch of real Vikings! It’s one wild ride with Leif Ericson as they sail on his voyage of discovery to North America.

Viking Tales
So, as the family worked in the red fire-light, the father told of the kings of Norway, of long voyages to strange lands, of good fights. And in farmhouses all through Iceland these old tales were told over and over until everybody knew them and loved them. By Jennie Hall.

Viking Yourself
Give yourself a real Viking name and add some Viking bling to your photo!


Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
You’ll love this Flash enhanced site, taking you along on the voyages when the Vikings first met the Native Americans about 1000 AD.

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