Monday, 14 January 2013

Archery Class

A couple of weeks ago our homeschooling group held an archery class.  My kids have done a little with archery since we do Viking re enactment but have never really taken lessons.  So I thought we should go and learn the proper way to shot an arrow.

Getting instructions on safety and naming parts of the bow and arrow

Learning the correct posture and how to aim the arrow to hit the target

Little Man getting a turn and some individual instruction

Princess did pretty well, hitting the target a few times

Little Man needs to gain a bit more upper arm strength

Instructed on the correct way to carry sharp arrows to avoid accidents
Kids had fun and we learned a few things we didn't know along the way.


  1. That looks like a lot of fun! I've never shot a bow and arrow, ever, in my entire life! It's very sad as I feel that had I been properly raised, in a true warrior-princess fashion, I would have turned out much like Merida in Brave. Alas, my parents ignored our Anglo-Saxon/Celtic warrior ancestry and never taught me any of the proper warrior princess skills (thought I did learn less useful skills such as algebra, soccer, and writing). It all means that in the event of an apocalypse, I will have to pay someone to be my chieftain or serve him or something, because I'm completely unqualified to fill the roll. Sigh... Anyway, I think it is really cool that your kids get to try their hands at archery. In regards to Little Man, I have heard that it takes quite a bit of upper body strength to be able to shoot.

  2. How fun!!! Lydia and Joey both want to take archery. I think that we might arrange that over the summer.

  3. My son would love to learn archery!

  4. Archery classes are great! Mine have taken classes, too, and son A saved money last year to get his own bow & arrow. Fun!
    Here from the Hop.

  5. Check with your county 4-H program to see if a club offer's archery.