Week 8: We made butter, prepared a Viking stew, and had a Viking feast complete with drinking horns and mead.
The Vikings ate a variety of grains, meats, fruits and vegetables including; wheat, barley, rye, venison, wild boar, fish, carrots, garlic, leeks, apples and berries and more. Their favorite drink was a weak honey beer known as mead. Horns of cows served as cups during Viking and medieval times. They were hallow, but couldn't be set on a table due to the curved shape.
Home-Made Butter Activity for Kids
Making butter is a fun and easy child-friendly activity. All that's required is a carton of heavy cream, a glass jar and 20 minutes of energy.
Mead for Kids
Kid friendly Mead recipe - apple cider and ginger ale
Drinking Horns for Kids
Drinking Horns - Start with a plastic cup. Tape aluminum foil stuffed with newspaper to the cup in the shape of a horn.
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