Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Viking History Co-op. Week 8: Food and Feast

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.

Viking Stew
To make the stew each child was responsible for chopping or preparing one item. The soup included carrots, parsley, spinach, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, bay leaves, barley, and fish.

Everything was tossed into a large pot and boiled.

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.

After pouring the cream into the jar, 20 minutes of shaking results in butter and butter milk. Once the butter milk is poured off and the butter is rinsed, it's ready to be spread onto a slice of bread.


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.

To read more about our history activities click on one of the cultures below.
Celts
Vikings
Scythians
Ancient China





This post is linked to: 
Saturday Show and Tell

4 comments:

  1. What a neat idea!! I love the way each kid had their own job when making the stew and making butter is something we need to try!

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  2. Stopping by from the Hearth & Soul Tuesday Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  3. Nice party. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

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  4. Now that looks like a fun history co-op! One of my daughters complains about history, I bet this would get her attention!
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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