The Last Viking book trailer
The Last Viking hand-outs
You are welcome to print out these hand-outs for personal, non-commercial use in your home, school or library.
First in a series of books by Cressida Cowell.
The website has a few cool activities: there’s a ‘Train Your Dragon’ game, a ‘Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons’, and a ‘Learn to Write Dragonese’ feature.
Was adapted into a very popular film, released in 2010 (see Films on this page).
A list of sayings that ancient Vikings may have used. Boys in particular will love these.
Make your own longship from paper. Download the pdf, print out onto card, cut out the pieces, and assemble according to the instructions. Easy. Free resource from Canon, the camera and printer company.
Great selection of handouts. on everything from longships and trade routes to Viking dress and clothing dyes. Colouring-in sheets too. Very handy.
To read the Teacher’s Guide, click on ‘Education’ up the top, then ‘To The Teacher’ on the left.
The website features many printable activities related to navigation, ships, and Norse life in general- but the recommended age for most activities is 10 years and up.
Translate words into runes automatically using this free resource. We adapted the translation on this website for the borders in The Last Viking.
When you type letters into the website, you will have to substitute every C for a K. It won’t let you translate C for some reason- who knows why.
The website automatically substitutes a few letters for other letters: K instead of Q, Y instead of J, U instead of V, and CS instead of X.
Plus it has an extra rune we didn’t use, which translates to the letter combination EL.
How to Train your Dragon (2010, rated PG)
The computer-animated film based on the book of the same name (see Books on this page).
Enter the site, and click the Activities link at the top of the screen. There’s a heap of handouts for kids including colouring in, dot to dots, tic-tac-toe and mazes – even 3D dragons to print and construct.
Thor (2011, rated M)
No useful activites here, but the trailer is amazing.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, who according to IMDB interpreted the story as “a Norse/comic book twist on William Shakespeare’s Henry V”.