When we were preparing for our trip to England, Scotland, and Ireland, we mostly focused on knights and castles. We knew that we would be visiting a few castles on our trip, so it seemed most relevant to our travels.
First, we read lots of books about knights, like this one (one of our favorites):
We did some coloring pages about the countries we planned to visit from this *awesome* coloring book:
We learned all the ins and outs of castles by reading this book:
And we built a castle using the free template found here: http://www.stormthecastle.com/paper-castle/make-a-cardboard-castle.htm
It was a fun lesson for all! And it was very gratifying when we were at the castles and Stomper would exclaim, “Look! We’re in the bailey!” and “There’s the keep, mom!”
Here is a list of other UK/Ireland activities that we either didn’t get to or I found later:
If anyone has anything to add to the list, post the link in the comments below and I’ll add it!