We did OK to start with: I had prepared a Viking timeline activity, similar to the one I created for the Romans last summer, except this time, instead of asking the boys to write out the details for each date, I pre-printed it for them and they just cut out the information and then stuck it to the card with the matching date. They were then challenged to work out a way to work as a team, to get all of the cards into date order. After a bit of a wobbly start to the teamwork, they actually did pretty well! We hung them onto a ribbon and then realised we had lost the sticky-tack, so it's not attached to the shelves yet (PDF available here for those interested).
"Barn Owl" by Niece
"Kiwi" by Eldest
"Red Kite" by Middle
Apologies for the long-winded, rambling and confusing account - it was such a crazy session, I wanted to try to faithfully capture the chaotic nature of the activity lest anyone be tempted to think that our home education is always serene and intimidatingly perfect. Yes, the finished results are still pretty lovely, in my opinion - but that was also a pretty exhausting session, and not one I am planning to replicate any time soon! Funny how the previous poem-writing session went so well but this time it was so mad. Undoubtedly it was different having the boys' cousin and auntie for them to mess around in front of - and we had the time pressure of further friends arriving not long afterwards, but I think it was also to do with their energy levels starting to flag as mentioned yesterday. Anyway, the outline is available here, for anyone whose child(ren) are more inclined to have a go and less in crazy mode - help yourselves!