Outside the round house used by the early Britons
Inside the round house and learning about the importance of fire and how cooking was done.
Learning about the importance of spirals to the early Britons. There are many beliefs regarding the spiral and it is seen everywhere and in everything they do.
Learning about the types of plants they used to make dyes. Also plants that they eat.
One of the activities that we did that I thought was great was a trading bargaining activity. Money was not very important to the early Britons, but food, clothing, tools, and the like were. So the children were given several items and then asked to trade with the other children to see if they could make a good trade. It was interesting to see what the children thought were valuable commodities back in those days. Unfortunately this activity was done indoor during a down pour and all my pictures turned out too dark:(
At the end of the day we had story telling and old Celtic myths and legends along with music. My daughter who loves myths recognized both of the stories told on this day.
We had a lovely day learning about the early Britons and were amazed how similar they were to the viking period of which we are more familiar.
I am linking this up to the Field trip hop--see button on my side bar.