This coming school year, one of the units that the homeschool coop we are part off will be doing is the Middle Ages. Well, on July 11th, the kids and I embarked on a discovery journey at the Kingdom of Osgoode as there was an Education Day for their Medieval Festival.
The day is specifically designed for children ages 4 to 14 and is packed with games and demonstrations on everything from chivalry and armour to medieval music and archery. Various stations are installed on the following subjects:
- Medieval Dancing
- Medieval Drumming
- Bow Making
- Armour and Chivalry
- Arts & Crafts
- Shield Making
- Music & Story Telling
- Medieval Medicine
My favourite activities were the drumming, the armour and chivalry, and the juggling. We learned a bit about archery and medieval medicine but it’s wasn’t’ as interesting for the kids.
Here’s some picture of our day.
Damsel and her knight
Medieval Medicine – somewhat new age things said here….
Stilt Walking – not an easy thing to do.
I am thankful that the sun was shining but the it wasn’t too warm. A cool breeze was present as well.
In all, a beautiful day and we learned a bit about the Middle Ages!