Legends of England Activities and Fireworks


January 6-10

Workshop Activities

1. Craft - Shields

2. Key Points – Legends of England

3. Collaborative - Storyboard

4. Language Arts - Alliterations

5. Math/Logic – Black Death Math

6. Character Connection – Good Traits

7. Big Activity – Royal Staff

8. Movement - London Bridge

Minecraft Activities

  1. Round Table: Pi, diameter, and circumference

  2. Quest for the Holy Grail

  3. Design a coat of arms

  4. Build challenge: castle

Upcoming Events

  • Park Days at Santa Ana Zoo: https://www.facebook.com/events/479026312918466/

  • Disneyland meetup: January 7 – Legends of England: https://www.facebook.com/events/438347327015581/

  • 2/19 Revolutionary Celebration

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Make a gingerbread castle: http://alipyper.com/2012/02/25/free-gingerbread-castle-template/

  • Design your dream castle. Draw the front of it and the floor plan. Write an explanation of the features that you include.

  • Create a chart that shows the statistics of the Black Death.

  • Pretend you visited England at the time of King Arthur. Create a postcard to send home that shows a picture of what you see there. On the other side, write what you experienced there.

  • Do some online trebuchet activities: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet/

  • Make a model of a medieval castle. Use cardboard, sugar cubes, or ice blocks.

  • Organize a medieval feast in your own home.

  • Research King Arthur. Did he really exist, or is he only fairy tale? Explain your opinion in your journal.

  • Draw a floor plan of your dream castle. Make 1” represent 1’.

  • What would happen if King Arthur came back to Connecticut with the Yankee? Write your thoughts in your journal.

  • Write a story that’s set in medieval times.

  • What types of communication were used in medieval times? Compare this to communication in our day. How many more types of communication are there now? How much faster is the communication?

  • Write a modern-day legend.

  • Compare Merlin to the wizards in the Harry Potter series or other stories. Make a rating system to compare them to one another.

  • The medieval times are often called the Dark Ages. Why? Could we have dark ages again? Why or why not? Write your thoughts in your Journal.

  • Explain the system of Royalty in medieval times. You may put this in the form of an organizational chart.

  • Organize a kingdom, using people that you know. Who would be part of the court? What positions would they hold?

  • Make some medieval costumes.

  • Compare medieval times to our times. Notice the good and bad of each time. Which time do you prefer to live in and why? Write your thoughts in your Journal.

  • Map the spread of the bubonic plague from Central Asia to China, the Middle East, and Europe and describe its impact on global population.

  • Perform an interpretive dance that will tell the history of England.

  • Write your own version of the story of Sir Lancelot.

  • Find examples of alliteration in newspapers, magazines, and lyrics and post them on a bulletin board.

  • Use alliteration to write advertisements or jingles for a product.

  • Write jump rope rhymes using alliteration.

  • Read stories and watch movies set in Medieval England.


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