The 'Polar Vortex' brought a whole new level of cold to so many this year, and it came just as we were knee-deep into a month-long study of Scandinavia & the Arctic Circle. (Perfect Timing!) In between sledding sessions and hot chocolate, we did several crafts, wrote home-spun plays, and read together on the couch.
The kids took particularly to the Vikings and Norse Mythology, and thoroughly enjoyed making Viking costumes for re-enacting the Norse Myths. (In Kansas, they would use this enthusiasm to convince me of their need for real Viking helmets...)
Craft ideas :
The unit culminated in the creation of a Scandinavian project board for the co-op History Fair. Cooking is not mom's strength, so we offered up Dansk cookies as a regional food. If you have a good Scandinavian recipe, please send it through the "Send Us Your Thoughts" link to the right.
Scandinavia & the Arctic Circle unit study: