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Vikings in Britain Activity Sheets
(42 Pages for 10)
 

Available Viking Sheets

Vikings in Britain


 
Archaeology Sheet

This sheet describes a number of different fields and asks you to choose which ones you think would be most likely to have interesting archaeology hidden underground. It then asks you to decide which materials you would be most likely to dig up. Lastly you can draw the grass in on a cross-section to show how tall it grows over different features, forming lines seen on aerial photos.

 


 
Map of Viking Britain

Here is a map of Britain in Viking times: but it needs labelling. Use the descriptions to work out which kingdom is which and colour them by cultural background. Don't forget to mark up the Danelaw too!


 
Ragnarr Lothbrok's Story Sheet

This sheet shows a cartoon strip telling the story of the Viking, Ragnarr Lothbrok, and the subsequent arrival of the Vikings in Britain and their encounter with King Edmund of East Anglia. The speech bubbles, however, are blank and you must fill in what the characters are saying. You could also cut up the six pictures prior to presenting them to those doing the activity and ask them to put them in the correct order. Now includes story.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
King Arthur's Grave Debate Sheet

Use the eighteen argument cards to have a debate about whether or not King Ivar the Boneless of York was dusabled, yet mighty, monarch. Compete with teacher's notes.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Letter after a Viking Raid Sheet

This sheet suggests a scenario following the famous Viking Raid on Lindisfarne in AD 793 and asks you to write a letter to the local Archbishop.

 


 
Viking Longship

This iconic warship had lots of different parts. Use the descriptions to label them. Then take a look at numbers and measurements.


 
Dragon Heads

Draw your idea of what a dragon head should really look like on a Viking longship. There are several contemporary versions shown which you can use for inspiration.


 
Viking Knorr

Everyone's heard of longships, but most Viking ships in British waters were called Knorrs. They were used for trading and travelling. If you were coming to Britain in one, what would you need to bring with you?


 
Houses in England Sheet

This sheet shows a two ancient houses: one Viking and one Saxon. You are asked what differences you can see between the two. Same as Saxon V. Viking Houses Sheet.

 


 
Houses in Scotland Sheet

This sheet shows a two ancient houses: one Viking and one Pictish. You are asked what differences you can see between the two. Same as Pictish V. Viking Houses Sheet.

 


 
Viking Great Halls

Here is a Viking Great Hall. There are several comparisons to examine, then fill in the blanks.


 

Viking Towns Sheet

This sheet shows a street in a Viking town in Britain. look at the picture and imagine the sights, sounds and smells. Write a description of what your senses would have picked up.


 

Viking Sauna Sheet

Use this multi-activity sheet to explore how Vikings used their saunas and why they were considered good for them. Then practice drawing facial expressions to match the volcanic pool scenarios.

 


 
Viking Food Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of lots of food items. You must identify which ones were eaten by the Vikings in the Dark Ages. Same as Saxon/British Food Sheet.

 


 
Mirror-Draw a Viking Ironing Board Sheet

Many Viking ladies used whalebone ironing boards with glass irons to smooth their clothes and help themselves look good. Use this half-decorated version from the famous Scar Boat Burial in the Orkneys to help you practice 'mirror image' drawing.

 


 
Viking Runes Sheet

This double page sheet shows the Viking alphabet and asks you translate the secret messages with your friends. Different from the Saxon Runes Sheet.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Hnefatafl Game Sheet

This sheet has a game board and rules for playing the ancient Viking game of Hnefatafl (known in Old English as Taefel and in Welsh as Tawl-Bwrdd). Basically the same as the Saxon Taefel & British Tawl-Bwrdd Game Sheets.

 


 
Viking Costume Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of two Vikings: A man and a woman. You are asked to describe how they look different from how we dress today.

 


 
Viking Villagers Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own Viking villager finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
Viking & Saxon Warriors Costume Comparison Sheet

This sheet shows a Viking and a Saxon warrior and asks you to look for differences between what they are wearing. Same as the Saxon & Viking Costume Comparison Sheet.

 


 
Viking Warrior Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own Viking warrior finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
Wild Animal Finger Puppets Sheet

With this easy-to-use cut-out sheet, make three of your very own finger puppets of wild animals now extinct in Britain.

 


 
Viking Warrior Sheet

Most people have an image of what Viking warriors looked like in their minds; but is this accurate? Look at the typical picture of a Viking warrior and then look at the contemporary carvings. Decide what a real warrior was like and draw him.


 
Viking Brooch Sheet

Examine this brooch, found at Pitney in Somerset, carefully. Follow the swirls and work out what joins up with what. Then think about what it is you're looking at. Includes suggestions.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Draw the Buried Treasure Sheet

Many Viking hoards of treasure have been found in Britain. Use this sheet to draw in your own dream treasure from this time. Then have a think about why someone might have hidden it back then. 


 
The Scar Boat Burial Sheet

The Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo wasn't the only boat burial in Britain. The Vikings did them too and the finest one found so far was at Scar on Sanday in the Orkney Isles. Here is its plan. List what you can see. Think about ages and religion, and explain what you think happened here.


 
Viking Gods Sheet

This sheet shows four Viking gods and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. Basically the same as the Saxon Gods Sheet.

 


 
Viking Goddesses Sheet

This sheet shows three Viking goddesses and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. 

 


 
Pagan-Christian Transition Sheet

This two-page sheet shows the remaining section of Thorwold's Cross from the Isle of Man. Draw in the rest and examine the bottom left illustration closely. Read the pagan myths and decide which one it is. Why would this be shown on a Christian preaching cross?

 


 
The Viking Church Sheet

The church in Viking times wasn't that much different from the Anglo-Saxon church; but the Vikings did bring their own style with them. So examine the cross and the church and answer the questions.


 
Animals in Art Sheet

Viking art was so full of swirls that it was sometimes difficult to tell what the main feature actually was. Here are Viking animals discovered across Britain, but what are they?


 
King Canute Spot the Difference Sheet

This sheet shows two pictures of King Canute presenting a reliquary cross to the New Minster at Winchester, but the second image has been copied wrongly and you must find the 12 differences.

 

Single Free Sample Request

If you let us know what school you're at (if you're a teacher) or what county/state you're in (for others), you can request a single free sample by mailing nashfordpublishing@googlemail.com . Please remember to let us know which one you'd like (but note that some sheets are excluded from this offer). 

More Info

We have a wide range of British history activity sheets for kids available. They are very competitively priced and contain many more illustrations than other sheets on the market: all exclusive to Nash Ford Publishing. You can purchase them very cheaply in sets organised by subject. All sheets are shown and described above. Some are quick, some are longer and take more thought or involve making things. Most are single pages, but some are more. Some can be used straight off. Others are designed to be used after a little learning, which our Early British Kingdoms website can help with of course. All of them double as colouring sheets and will keep your pupils or children amused for hours. For activity sheets from other periods of British history, click here.

 

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