jam jar lid, lump of air drying clay and bits of nature from the farm

a stick, dried in the polytunnel, sprayed white, hold drilled through for the nose, pipecleaners, pen and some ribbon

chunky stick, dried, sprayed white, hole drilled through the top, orange sticky paper, pen and ribbon

Measured out a Viking longship using sticks with a lovely Home Ed group. We were surprised how small the longship  (17m long, 2.5 m wide) was for forty Vikings and that it was only 50cm deep with a 12m x 12m woolcloth sail (16m mast). The longships had symmetrical ends so that they didn’t need to turn in a narrow river or when they needed a quick get away. The ends often had a dragon or snake head.

We then made our own ships for some rubber ducks and went ‘Viking fishing’ in the pond. Glorious sunshine for woodland play after lunch.