Friday, January 30, 2009

My Little Barbarian

I wouldn't want to meet up with him on the battlefield...

We just began our second book in "The Story of the World" history series.

Today we read about barbarians and Celts and the story of Beowulf and Grendel.

Since we rarely did the activities in the first SOTW book - I didn't order the activity book for Volume 2. But after about a week I decided that we ought to be doing at least some of the activities to add some fun, so I went ahead and ordered it. Glad I did.

Today both kids did a coloring page. If you didn't already realize - the boy isn't much into coloring or crafts. But he happened to spy an activity in the book I hadn't mentioned. Making a double bladed weapon. Right up his alley!


He was all set to make it on his own - but needed some help. He was quite pleased with how it turned out.

The boy has always been interested in history...his love began with the book "The Kitchen Knight" when he was only about three years old.


6 comments:

Amy said...

No... I definitely would not want to meet him anywhere- grocery store, parking lot at night or the battlefield... he looks down right frightening:) What a 'cute' history activity... I will have to remember this one:)

TheSaxonHus said...

As one of his heroes, Master Kenobi, would say, "How uncivilized".

Jennifer said...

The first picture you posted is downright frightening, in a good way. With a little face paint and costume, I could see this kid in the movies wielding a double-edged sharp object. :)

Aunt Spicy said...

Wow, that sword looks amazing! It took me a minute to realize what it was made of!

CanadianGrandma said...

I'll have to try and make one of those "fierce" viking(?) axes!

Our Crew said...

This is hilariously cute!!!