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Classroom Activity: The Vikings

Explore our specially designed activity sheets in the classroom to learn more about the Vikings

Learn more about te life of the Vikings. Uncover the secret runic writing of the Vikings and use it to name and decorate a Viking sword. Discover more about some of the gods from Norse (Viking) mythology in our word search, and learn about their special objects including Thor and his magic hammer. Make your own Viking Helmet Mask and find out more about Odin and his ravens and create your own Viking Raven Mask.


Activity at a glance

Level: 3rd to 6th Class
Format: Printable activity sheet to be used in the classroom
Duration: Each activity can take 30-45 minutes
Availability: Online – please click link below to download PDF of activity 

Activity Sheets

Viking Runes
Uncover the secret runes of the Vikings and use them to name and decorate a Viking sword

The Vikings Wordsearch 
Read about some of the gods from Norse (Viking) Mythology and see if you can find them in the wordsearch
Wordsearch solutions

Horrible Helmets
Find our more about Viking warriors and the oebjects they used going into battle. Make your own Viking Helmet in the classroom 

Viking Raven Masks
Discover more about the Viking God, Odin, and his raven's Hugin and Munin. Create and decorate your own Viking Raven mask.


Curriculum Links

SESE History

Working as an Historian
Time and Chronology / Using Evidence / Change and Continuity / Cause and Effect / Synthesis and Communications / Empathy

Stories from the lives of the people in the past / Myths and Legends

Early Peoples and Ancient Societies
Vikings / Early Christian Ireland

Continuity and Change Over Time
Communications / Literature, Arts, Crafts, and Culture


Other Curriculum Links

SESE Geography
A Sense of Place and Space / Maps, Globes, and Graphical Skills / Human Environments / People and Other Lands / Natural Environments

SESE Science
Living Things / Materials / Environmental Awareness and Care

Visual Arts
Concepts / Drawing


Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a greater understanding of the lives and society of the Vikings when they arrived in Ireland.
  • Discover how artefacts and archaeology can help inform archaeologists and researchers about the Vikings and their impact on Ireland
  • Learn about how the Vikings used ancient runes to record messages, by discovering how to write in runes
  • Find out more about some of the Viking Gods and their unique traits as they appear in Norse (Viking) Mythology  

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