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Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity

For our study of Iceland, our gross motor activity was the toga hönk (tuga war) which was an important competition to the Vikings. The name literally means tugging on a loop, or a hank. Not much is known about the … Continue reading Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity

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Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment

As we concluded our study of Iceland, I wanted to include a science experiment, and thought that the traditional Mentos & Diet Coca Cola would be perfect, and a great way to visualize what a geyser looks like. A geyser … Continue reading Mentos & Diet Coca Cola – STEM Science Experiment

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Iceland Unit: Icelandic Króna [Compare/Contrast Coins]

The króna is the currency of Iceland. Iceland is the second smallest country by population, after the Seychelles, to have its own currency and monetary policy. I remember visiting Iceland in 2014, and the exchange rate was crazy for the … Continue reading Iceland Unit: Icelandic Króna [Compare/Contrast Coins]

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Völuskrín – Early Icelandic Children’s Toys [Iceland Unit Study]

I like to include a native toy or vintage toy for each county in my unit studies. As the world has become smaller through the invention of technology, unique toys to certain cultures become difficult to find. As I prepped … Continue reading Völuskrín – Early Icelandic Children’s Toys [Iceland Unit Study]

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Milk Carton Viking Long Boat Ship Craft

I love to make models or replicas, especially out of upcycled things. My poor hubby has to put up with me and my collection of “trash” – you could say I’m a bit of a junk modeler. For our Iceland … Continue reading Milk Carton Viking Long Boat Ship Craft

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Glowstick Sensory Bath – Aurora Borealis [Northern Lights]

One of my go-to activities when the tiny ones are melting down is a warm bath. I guess it only makes sense as this is also my go-to when I need to recharge and calm down. A few months ago … Continue reading Glowstick Sensory Bath – Aurora Borealis [Northern Lights]

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ICELAND Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

Iceland is such an unique habitat, that it only makes sense that the animals there are also unique. Much of the wildlife has adapted to water in some fashion as well as cold temperatures. I’ll admit, it was very hard … Continue reading ICELAND Unit Study: Fauna – Montessori 3-Part Matching Cards

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Iceland Unit Study: Viking Runes Stones Matching Activity

As we continued our study of Iceland and the Viking history, we took some time to examine the language of that time period. Iceland’s language has been centuries in the making, originating from Old Norse. Archeologist have discovered many examples … Continue reading Iceland Unit Study: Viking Runes Stones Matching Activity

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Iceland Unit Study: Viking Runes Tracing Cards [Fine Motor Skills]

As we studied Iceland, I wanted to focus on the Viking history because much of this time period has utterly fascinated me. For each month, I like to do activities that promote fine motor skills and our tracing box has … Continue reading Iceland Unit Study: Viking Runes Tracing Cards [Fine Motor Skills]