Tagged: Middle Ages Middle School Crafts
I have a kiddo that remembers almost nothing of what she reads (or has read to her) unless she does some sort of craft to reinforce the reading. I know we can’t do a craft for everything, but has anyone put together a list of things to do along side A Castle with Many Rooms? She is 13.
Would she like to design an illuminated letter using her first initial? Or cook a dish or feast using recipes of the time?
Hi Crystal, I am another Crystal. It was so weird to see a post from “me.”
I like to get the Biblioplan craft guides, they aren’t very expensive and have a ton of really nice ideas to pick from. They are sold by time period so you could get the middle ages one. That curriculum schedules a craft a week I think so there are probably 30-35 crafts listed.Tamara BellModerator
Each of our history guides has a “links & tips” tab on its page in the Bookstore. There, you will find suggestions for additional readings as well as craft/project ideas. You can find the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation suggestions here: https://simplycharlottemason.com/product-links-tips-info/middle-ages-renaissance-reformation-epistles-links-and-tips/mamaterryParticipant
We are doing this right now and our favorite thing so far has been making “chain mail”. You can google making chain mail. I bought some silver and bronze jump rings from eBay and some curved nose jewelry pliers and my kids are making all sorts of chain mail bracelets and necklaces. If you were really bold you could try and make a chain mail shirt although I think that would get pricey with materials needed!mamaterryParticipant
Also Dover coloring books- knights, castles- are great for hands on work while listening to read alouds.
Thank you all, so much!
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