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Available EBK Sheets

Timeline


 

Early Anglo-Saxons Set


 
Archaeology Sheet

This sheet describes a number of different fields and asks you to choose which ones you think would be most likely to have interesting archaeology hidden underground. It then asks you to decide which materials you would be most likely to dig up. Lastly you can draw the grass in on a cross-section to show how tall it grows over different features, forming lines seen on aerial photos.

 


 
The Gewissae Sheet

This is a multi-activity sheet. Tell us why this Anglo-Saxon tribe were called the Gewissae, match their kings to the places named after them and identify the scenes on the Long Wittenham Bucket from the list. 

 


 
Saxon & Roman Stuff Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of lots of items that would be familiar to Romans and lots of items that would be familiar to Saxons. Identify each group of items and colour them in two different colours.  Includes teachers' notes.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Saxon Arrival Story Sheet

This sheet shows a cartoon strip telling the story of the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons under King Vortigern of Britain. The speech bubbles, however, are blank and you must fill in what the characters are saying. You could also cut up the six pictures prior to presenting them to those doing the activity and ask them to put them in the correct order. Same as Vortigern's Story Sheet.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Saxon Arrival Sheet

This is a multi-activity sheet. It shows a map of the countries bordering the North Sea and asks you to name the different groups of people found there in the Dark Ages and draw arrows showing how some came to Britain. It also asks for the three Fs that brought the Saxons to Britain: Floods, Fighting & Friendship. And there is a pick the Saxon and the Briton lineup. Same as the British Attacked Sheet.


 
Settlements Sheet

This sheet shows a map of an imaginary Saxon landscape with lots of possible sites to build a village. You are asked to make up names for all the villages using place-name words. Then choose the site with the best resources where you would build a village. Includes place-name parts list.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Houses Sheet

This sheet shows a two ancient houses: one Saxon and one British. You are asked what differences you can see between the two. Same as the British Houses Sheet.

 


 
Village Sheet

This sheet shows a bird's eye view of a typical Saxon village. Use page two to choose your occupation and write a descriptive story telling of your experiences as you travel through this village. Can you guess which craftsmen and women live in some of the houses?

Not available as a free sample. 

 

 
 
Saxon Crafts Sheet

This sheet shows the four Saxon craftsmen. You are asked to name the type of craftsmen they are and say what they are doing.

 


 
Saxon Runes Sheet

This double page sheet shows the Anglo- Saxon alphabet and asks you translate the secret messages with your friends.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
What's That Sheet 1

This sheet shows lots of items dug up from Saxon times and asks you to guess what they are. Includes clues and teachers' notes.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
What's That Sheet 2

This sheet shows more items dug up from Saxon times and asks you to guess what they are. Includes clues and teachers' notes.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Saxon Food Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of lots of food items. You must identify which ones were eaten by the Saxons in the Dark Ages. Same as the British Food Sheet.

 


Taefel Game Sheet

This sheet has a game board and rules for playing the ancient Saxon game of Taefel (known in Welsh as Tawl-Bwrdd). Same as the Brirish Tawl-Bwrdd Game Sheet.

 


 
Early Saxon Costume Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of two Anglo-Saxons: A man and a woman from the early Anglo-Saxon period. You are asked to describe how they look different from how we dress today.


 
Brooch Maze Sheet

This sheet shows a picture of the Kingston Brooch from Kent: Gold & garnets from the 7th century, but can you find your way through the maze hidden within?

 


 
Early Saxon Warrior Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own early Saxon warrior finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
Wild Animal Finger Puppets Sheet

With this easy-to-use cut-out sheet, make three of your very own finger puppets of wild animals now extinct in Britain.

 


 
Dark Age Venn Diagram Sheet

This sheet shows twelve different people from the Dark Ages. By looking at their costumes and weaponry, you must work out which person goes in which section of the triple-circle venn diagram on the next page. You can write their names onto the existing diagram or create a giant one, cut out the pictures and stick them on.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Saxon & British Warriors Costume Comparison Sheet

This sheet shows a Saxon and a British warrior and asks you to look for differences between what they are wearing. Same as the British & Saxon Costume Comparison Sheet.

 


 
Saxon Kingship Sheet

This sheet asks you to think about early Saxon Kings: How they came to power, how they retained their position, why their families were thought to be important and why they moved around their kingdom. The picture shows the Royal Palace complex at Drayton, near Abingdon, in Old Berkshire/Modern Oxfordshire.

 

 


 
Early Palace Sheet

This sheet shows a plan of the Saxon Royal Palace at Yeavering in Northumberland. You must use the descriptions of the buildings to work out what they were used for. Includes clues and teachers' notes.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Saxon Gods Sheet

This sheet shows four Anglo-Saxon gods and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. You are asked to identify each one and say which ones had days of the week named after them.

 


 
Saxon Goddesses Sheet

This sheet shows three Anglo-Saxon goddesses and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. You are asked to identify each one and say which one has Friday named after her.

 


 
Saxon Evangelists Sheet

Use the descriptions of the saints and their stories to learn about the holy men who evangelised Anglo-Saxon England. Identify their symbols and the kingdoms they preached in, in this fun logic problem.

 


 
Minsters Sheet

Find out all about minsters and how they were different from monasteries. Answer the questions, fill in the blanks and do some drawing.

 


 
Monasteries Sheet

This three-page sheet shows the Anglo-Saxon monastery at Monkwearmouth in County Durham and lots of monks undertaken different daily tasks. Create a wall mural and add the monks in the correct perspective.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Early Cathedrals Sheet

On this sheet you must work out a plan from an elevation, name the parts of a cathedral, fill in the missing words from the list, check out the bishop's portrait and more.

 


 
Saxon Relics Sheet

Saintly bones and other relics weren't just popular in medieval times, the Saxons hoped they would heal them too. Use this multi-activity sheet to find out all about it while you decorate a reliquary, fill in the missing words, explore the pilgrim's emotional state, play sudoku and more.

 


 

Saxon Gravestone

Use the two alphabets on the second page to write your name on this 7th century-style gravestone, just like the ones found at Lindisfarne and Monkwearmouth.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Letter to King Oswy Sheet

This sheet suggests a scenario from Northumbria during the time leading up to the Synod of Whitby and asks you to write a letter to King Oswy about Bishop Wilfrid.

Late Anglo-Saxons Set


 
Archaeology Sheet

This sheet describes a number of different fields and asks you to choose which ones you think would be most likely to have interesting archaeology hidden underground. It then asks you to decide which materials you would be most likely to dig up. Lastly you can draw the grass in on a cross-section to show how tall it grows over different features, forming lines seen on aerial photos.

 


 
Saxon V. Viking Houses Sheet

This sheet shows a two ancient houses: one Viking and one Saxon. You are asked what differences you can see between the two. Same as Houses in England sheet.

 


 
Trading Towns Sheet

This two-page sheet shows four scenes from a typical 8th century trading town or 'wic'. Explain what's going on in each and use your imagination to describe the sounds and smells as well. 

Not available as a free sample. 


Saxon Coins Sheet

This two-page sheet shows examples of 8th century Saxon coins called 'sceattas'. Can you see what's on them? Can you reproduce your own versions?

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Saxon Technology Sheet

Damn clever, those Saxons! This two-page sheet shows four marvellous Saxon machines. Can you work out what they do and, most importantly, how they worked?

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Saxon Haymaking Sheet

This sheet shows a scene from an old Anglo-Saxon document showing haymaking. You are asked to name some questions about it. Can you work out who's doing what?


 
Saxon Food Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of lots of food items. You must identify which ones were eaten by the Saxons in the Early Middle Ages. Same as the British Food Sheet.

 


 
Late Saxon Costume Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of two Anglo-Saxons: A man and a woman from the late Anglo-Saxon period. You are asked to describe how they look different from how we dress today.


 
Senses Brooch Sheet

This sheet shows a picture of the Fuller Brooch from the British Museum, featuring the five senses. You are asked to work out which man represents each sense.

 


 
Saxon Rings Sheet

Rings were important in Anglo-Saxon society. Can you think why? Make your own ring and work out what the symbolism means.

 


 
Late Saxon & Viking Warrior Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own late Saxon & Viking warrior finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
Wild Animal Finger Puppets Sheet

With this easy-to-use cut-out sheet, make three of your very own finger puppets of wild animals now extinct in Britain.

 


 
Late Saxon Swords Sheet

Label the sword parts. Then take a good look at the fine decoration on this rich sword. Think about the owner and write down what all this tells you about him.

 


 
Saxon Siege on the Franks' Casket Sheet

Here is a panel from the magnificent 8th century Franks' Casket in the British Museum. The scene is a lost story about a siege. Examine the armour and weapons. Then recreate the story.

 


 
Offa's Dyke Sheet

This multi-activity sheet tells you lots about King Offa's Dyke (bank & ditch) on the Welsh border, but you'll need to work out all the details.

 


 
Saxon & Viking Warriors Costume Comparison Sheet

This sheet shows a Saxon and a Viking warrior and asks you to look for differences between what they are wearing. Same as the Viking & Saxon Costume Comparison Sheet.

 


 
Ragnarr Lothbrok's Story Sheet

This sheet shows a cartoon strip telling the story of the Viking, Ragnarr Lothbrok, and the subsequent arrival of the Vikings in Britain and their encounter with King Edmund of East Anglia. The speech bubbles, however, are blank and you must fill in what the characters are saying. You could also cut up the six pictures prior to presenting them to those doing the activity and ask them to put them in the correct order.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Escaping the Vikings Sheet

The Vikings are coming! And you and your village have to escape. What expressions should they have on their faces? How are they feeling? What words could you use to describe the village now?

 


 
Battle of Ashdown Spot the Difference Sheet

This sheet shows two pictures of the Battle of Ashdown in AD 871 when Prince Alfred defeated the Vikings, but the second image has changed and you must find the 12 differences.

 


 
End of the Anglo-Viking Wars

AD 878 was a busy year for both the Vikings and the Saxons. One minute one was ahead, then suddenly it would be the other. Find out all about what happened to King Alfred and how he managed to finally bring the war to an end.

 

 
 
Busy Burh Sheet

King Alfred built forts called Burhs all over Wessex to keep the Vikings out. Use these three pages to put together your own Burh mural. Then add lots of people to make it as busy as possible.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
King Canute Spot the Difference Sheet

This sheet shows two pictures of King Canute presenting a reliquary cross to the New Minster at Winchester, but the second image has been copied wrongly and you must find the 12 differences.

 


 
Thegnly Residence Sheet

There was an official list of criteria that made you a Saxon lord or 'thegn,' many of them related to your home. Examine the plan of the 10th century thegnly residence excavated at Portchester (Hampshire). Then work out which buildings in plan should be identified with the ones depicted in profile on these five pages. Then put together you own thegnly mural.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Late Palace Sheet

This sheet shows a plan of the Saxon Royal Palace at Cheddar in Somerset. You must use the descriptions of the buildings to work out what they were used for. Includes clues and teachers' notes.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Beowulf Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of three scenes from episodes in the story of Beowulf. You are asked to identify each chapter in his life.

 


 
Grendel in Hrothgar's Hall Sheet

Grendel has arrived in Hrothgar's Hall and everyone is terrified! Use this sheet to draw what he looks like before you call for Beowulf's help. 

 


 
Saxon Great Halls in Beowulf Sheet

This is a simple comprehension sheet quoting short passages from the Saxon poem, Beowulf. You must use this to answer four multiple choice questions about Saxon great halls. 

 


 
Saxon Armour in Beowulf Sheet

This is a simple comprehension sheet quoting short passages from the Saxon poem, Beowulf. You must use this to answer three multiple choice questions about Saxon armour. 

 


Pagan & Christian Stories on the Franks' Casket Sheet

Here is a panel from the magnificent 8th century Franks' Casket in the British Museum. The two scenes show stories from both pagan and Christian teachings. Can you recognise the Christian one? Can you read the story on the other page and identify what's going on in the other?

Not available as a free sample. 


 
All Change in the Church Sheet

In this multi-activity sheet,  you have to identify the Saxon and the British monk and the pattern of building used for Saxon churches, mark events on the Glastonbury Abbey timeline and order the Glastonbury abbots. Same as the British All Change Sheet.

 


 
Churches Sheet

This sheet shows the Anglo-Saxon 10th century church at Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire and a preacher at the Otley Cross in West Yorkshire. There are some short statements about Anglo-Saxon churches and you must try and fill in the missing words.

 


 
Winchester Style Art Sheet

The first page, of this two-page sheet, shows one of the magnificent illuminated pages from the AD 966 charter of the New Minster in Winchester given by King Edgar the Peacemaker upon its refounding as a Benedictine Monastery. The next page gives notes and close-up views of some of the distinctive features of this Winchester style art, giving you some ideas for how to reproduce 'Christ sitting on a Rainbow'.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
King Edgar Sheet

Find out all about the 10th century King Edgar the Peacemaker and what he got up to: his coronation, his under-kings, his monastic reforms and even his girlfriends! Pick the right answers and let your imagination run wild.

 

Sutton Hoo & the Staffordshire Hoard Set


 
Make a Buried Ship Sheet

This sheet has instructions on how to make a sand ship burial, cover it with a mound and then excavate it. It enables you to understand how archaeology works and to see how, even though the Sutton Hoo Ship rotted away, it could still be seen in the earth.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Ship Burial Sheet

This sheet shows a picture of the burial chamber on board the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial. You are asked to use the picture to help you list items buried in the ship that you have previously studied. There are also a couple of questions about what is going on in the picture.

 


 
The Missing Body Sheet

This sheet shows a plan of the Sutton Hoo Burial Chamber, but where was was the body? Was there a body at all? You must decide what area to test.

 


 
What Sutton Hoo tells Us about Saxon Life Sheet

This is a multi-activity sheet. Tell us what the eating & drinking vessels were used for; pick the probable game that the counters were from; pick the pet which had the little bell; and a maths challenge to work out the height of a Saxon great hall.


 
What Sutton Hoo tells Us about Saxon Death Sheet

This is a multi-activity sheet. Tell us what things you would take to the afterlife; how many rowers the man in the Sutton Hoo Ship hired; who he hoped to feast with in the afterlife; and work out whether he was a Christian or a Pagan. 


 
King Redwald Sheet

This sheet shows the man buried in the Sutton Hoo Ship, dressed in full ceremonial armour. Also the wolf man from the Sutton Hoo purse lid which you are asked to decribe. You are asked how we know that the deceased was rich and then to pick his likely identity from a list of kings of East Anglia.

 


 
Animals & Birds on the Sutton Hoo Jewelry Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of the detail on the Sutton Hoo purse lid and cloak clasps. You are asked to identify the birds and the beasts shown. You can also colour them in.

 


 
Sutton Hoo Buckle Sheet

This sheet shows a picture of the great gold buckle from the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial. You are asked to examine it carefully and try and find as many entwined animals as you can amongst its decoration. It's more difficult than it sounds!

 


 
Make a Sutton Hoo Helmet Sheet

This six page set of sheets gives you all the parts you need to cut out and make your very own Sutton Hoo Helmet. Comes with full instruction sheet. See photo at the top of this page.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Draw a Sutton Hoo Helmet Sheet

This sheet shows an outline of the Sutton Hoo Helmet. You are asked if you can draw it in the blank space. Looking at a photo of the helmet is advisable.

 


 
Costume & Activities on the Sutton Hoo Helmet Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of the detail on the panels of the Sutton Hoo Helmet. You are asked to examine them and record what you think the people are doing and what jobs they might have. You can also colour them in.

 


 
Christianity at Sutton Hoo Sheet

This sheet shows some of the items found at Sutton Hoo that are thought to be Christian. Can you say why and work out what the Greek inscriptions say?

 


 
Sutton Hoo Treasure Hunt

So much more than a word search. You must find the listed Ship Burial words and identify the shaded letters in them. Make a clue from these & work out where the treasure is hidden. Then mark the route to it on the map.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Saxon Aurochs Sheet

This sheet shows a picture of a Saxon fended off an extinct auroch. You are asked to fill in some missing words and answer a couple of questions about the auroch drinking horns found at Sutton Hoo.

 


 
The Prittlewell Prince's Burial Sheet

This sheet shows the wooden-lined burial chamber of a King of Essex, found at Prittlewell near Southend-on-Sea. There a some short statements about it and you must try and fill in the missing words.

 


 
Tappa's Tump Sheet

This sheet shows Tappa lying in his Tump surrounded by all his possessions. You are asked to use the picture to help you remember what he had buried with him and then list the items.

 


 
Draw the Buried Treasure Sheet

Many Anglo-Saxon hoards of treasure have been found in Britain. Use this sheet to draw in your own dream treasure from this time. Then have a think about why someone might have hidden it back then.


 
Saxon Soldiers from the Staffordshire Hoard Sheet

This sheet shows lots of tiny pictures of armed men worked in gold and found in the Staffordshire Hoard. Can you work out what they tell us about Saxon soldiers?

 


 
Arms & Armour from the Staffordshire Hoard Sheet

This sheet shows a Saxon warriors and asks you to match items found in the Staffordshire Hoard with those that he is wearing.

 


 
Warrior-Wear from the Staffordshire Hoard Sheet

This sheet shows an elaborately dressed warriors worked in raised gold and found in the Staffordshire Hoard. Can you work out what he tells us about Saxon arms and armour?

 


 
Staffordshire Hoard Decoration Sheet

This sheet shows details of four pieces of decoration from various items of the Staffordshire Hoard. You are asked to see if you can guess what animals are shown on them.

 


 
Christian Loot in the Staffordshire Hoard Sheet

This sheet shows some of the Christian items found in the Staffordshire Hoard; but why would they be mixed up with all the military stuff?

 


 
Buckle Decorating Sheet

Here is the outline of a typical rich Saxon buckle, but it has no decoration. Can you fill it in? 

 

Anglo-Saxon Lindisfarne Set


 
St. Aidan's Story Sheet

A multi-activity sheet telling of St. Aidan's arrival in Lindisfarne, including picture story, speech bubbles, a map to colour, blanks to fill in and some thoughts about why Aidan was given the Holy Island. 


 
Lindisfarne Cathedral Sheet

Multi-activity sheet looking at the Saxon Cathedral: finish the plan, draw your own Saxon Church, tell us what it was made of and think about the surrounding buildings.


 
Make a Saxon Mitre Sheet

Two page sheet with templates for making a Saxon bishop's mitre, including Celtic designs for decorating it.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Who's that Saint? Sheet

Can you identify the Lindisfarne saint from the short descriptions? And what were they patrons of?


 
St. Cuthbert & Friends Sheet

This double page sheet tells how St. Cuthbert was a great friend to all the animals of coastal Northumbria. Read the stories and see if you can explain, in the speech bubbles, how each one helped him at different times in his life.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
St. Cuthbert Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own finger puppets featuring St. Cuthbert and people from his life with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
St. Cuthbert's Cross Maze Sheet

When St. Cuthbert died, a magnificent pectoral cross was placed in his coffin. This special version has a maze hidden within its fine goldwork. Can you find your way from entrance to exit? 


 
Monks on the Move Sheet

A multi-activity sheet looking at why the monks left Lindisfarne and went travelling round the country: Work out why, from the suggestions. Mark up the map. Draw a character from Cuthbert's coffin. And what can you tell from the gravestone carvings?


 
Making the Lindisfarne Gospels

Lots of drawing in imitation of the Lindisfarne illuminators. Plus information about how the monks got to that point. Sort out the order, pick the right answers and fill in the blanks.


 
Lindisfarne Gospel Carpet Page Sheet

This simple colouring sheet shows one of the magnificent 'carpet' pages from the 7th century gospels written at Lindisfarne Priory in Northumberland.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Letter after the Viking Raid Sheet

This sheet suggests a scenario following the famous Viking Raid on Lindisfarne in AD 793 and asks you to write a letter to the Archbishop.


 

Saxon Gravestone

Use the two alphabets on the second page to write your name on this 7th century-style gravestone, just like the ones found at Lindisfarne.

Not available as a free sample. 

Post-Roman British Celts


 
Archaeology Sheet

This sheet describes a number of different fields and asks you to choose which ones you think would be most likely to have interesting archaeology hidden underground. It then asks you to decide which materials you would be most likely to dig up. Lastly you can draw the grass in on a cross-section to show how tall it grows over different features, forming lines seen on aerial photos.

 


 
Roman Army leave Britain Sheet

This is a multi-activity sheet. Pick the name of the Roman Emperor who took most of the Roman away; fill in the soldier's speech bubble; pick the correct statements about towns in this period; and match the local kings with things they were famous for.

 


 
Vortigern's Story Sheet

This sheet shows a cartoon strip telling the story of King Vortigern and the Anglo-Saxons. The speech bubbles, however, are blank and you must fill in what the characters are saying. You could also cut up the six pictures prior to presenting them to those doing the activity and ask them to put them in the correct order. Same as Saxon Arrival Story Sheet. Now includes story.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
British Attacked Sheet

This is a multi-activity sheet. It shows a map of the countries bordering the North Sea and asks you to name the different groups of people found there in the Dark Ages and draw arrows showing how some came to Britain. It also asks for the three Fs that brought the Saxons to Britain: Floods, Fighting & Friendship. And there is a pick the Saxon and the Briton lineup. Same as the Saxon Arrival Sheet.


 
Letter to Aetius Sheet

This sheet suggests a scenario from Vortigerns' reign and asks you to write a letter about it to Consul Aetius.

 


 
Mount Badon Activity Sheet

This sheet shows a map of Britain marked with possible locations for King Arthur's victorious Battle of Mount Badon marked on it. You are given some clues as to the kind of area historians think it might have taken place in and asked to choose your favourite candidate. and explain why.

 


 
British Warrior Sheet

This sheet shows a British warrior on his steed and asks you to draw in various missing parts of him and his costume.


 
British & Saxon Costume Comparison Sheet

This sheet shows a British and a Saxon warrior and asks you to look for differences between what they are wearing. Same as the Saxon & British Costume Comparison Sheet.

 


 
British Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own British warrior finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. Same as Knights of the Round Table Finger Puppets Sheet.

 


 
Dark Age Venn Diagram Sheet

This sheet shows twelve different people from the Dark Ages. By looking at their costumes and weaponry, you must work out which person goes in which section of the triple-circle venn diagram on the next page. You can write their names onto the existing diagram or create a giant one, cut out the pictures and stick them on.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Gildas' Britain Sheet

This sheet shows a map of the kingdoms of Western Britain and tells you what Gildas wrote about them. You are then asked to try and work out where each kingdom is located. Includes clues and teachers' notes.


 
Houses Sheet

This sheet shows a two ancient houses: one Saxon at West Stow in Suffolk and one British at Gwithian in Cornwall. You are asked what differences you can see between the two. Same as the British Houses Sheet.

 


 
Crannog V Hillfort Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of an island fort (or crannog) and a hillfort. The British lived in both, but you must list the advantages of each and decide which is best.

 


 
British Great Hall Sheet

This sheet shows a British lord's great hall, both inside and out. You are asked to look at the internal picture and list the things that went on inside.

 


 
Sub-Roman Sudoku

Here the story of a British King and his new warriors turns into a game of sudoku as you are challenged to lay out their kit in the proper manner. 

 


 
Tawl-Bwrdd Game Sheet

This sheet has a game board and rules for playing the ancient Welsh game of Tawl-Bwrdd (known in English as Taefel). Same as the Anglo-Saxon Taefel Game Sheet.


 
Dark Age Pottery Sheet

This multi-activity sheet tells you all about pottery imports to Britain from miles away. Check out the map and work out the distances. Complete the decoration and work out what it tells us about the owners.

 


 
Ogham Sheet

This sheet shows the Ogham alphabet as used in Ireland and the Western parts of Britain. Can you make up some messages? Can you translate those from your friends?

 


 
British Food Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of lots of food items. You must identify which ones were eaten by the Britons in the Dark Ages. Same as the Anglo-Saxon Food Sheet.


 
Celtic Church Sheet

This sheet shows a typical Dark Age Celtic church (excavated at Glencoyndale in Cumberland) and a hermit at his hermitage (based on the one at St. Govan's Head at Bosherston in Pembrokeshire). There is a short piece of text about the subject and you have to fill in the missing words.

 


 
Celtic Monastery Sheet

This sheet shows a Celtic monastery, based on one in the Scilly Isles with beehive cells and rectangular chapel. Work out which areas fit the descriptions and fill in the blanks describing what is going on there.

 


 
Celtic Manuscript Sheet

This sheet shows an illuminated page in the Celtic style from Rhigyfarch's Psalter, written at Llanbadarn Abbey in the 11th century. You can colour it in and use the old-style alphabet to fill in a prayer or other message.

 


 
Lichfield Gospels Sheet

This sheet shows part of the magnificent surviving carpet page from the 8th century Lichfield Gospels which originated at Llandeilo Fawr Abbey. You must identify the animal and the parts of its body. Then why not have a go at finishing the picture?

 


 
Celtic Monument Sheet

This sheet shows a Celtic memorial cross (the Cunobelin Stone from Margam in Glamorgan). You must give it an inscription on the blank panel, turning your name into Latin using the instructions.

 


 
All Change in the Church Sheet

In this multi-activity sheet,  you have to identify the British and the Saxon monk and the pattern of building used for Saxon churches, mark events on the Glastonbury Abbey timeline and order the Glastonbury abbots. Same as the Saxon All Change Sheet.

 


 
Celtic Saints Sheet

This sheet shows four Celtic saints. You are asked to name each one from a list giving their jobs or actions.

 

 


 
Illtud's Maze Sheet

This sheet briefly tells the story of St. Illtud and asks if you can help him find his way through the marshland maze (based on a carving found at St. David's). Includes a question about forgiveness.

 

Picts


 
Archaeology Sheet

This sheet describes a number of different fields and asks you to choose which ones you think would be most likely to have interesting archaeology hidden underground. It then asks you to decide which materials you would be most likely to dig up. Lastly you can draw the grass in on a cross-section to show how tall it grows over different features, forming lines seen on aerial photos.

 


 
Pictish Costume Sheet

This sheet shows the costumes of a tattooed Pictish man and lady. You are asked to compare them to where you live and what people wear today.

 


 
Pictish Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own Pictish warrior finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
Naked Pictish Warrior Sheet

This sheet shows a naked Pictish warrior, as described in Roman sources; but why would soldiers not get dressed to go into battle? Use the suggestions of areas to think about and fill in the advantages and disadvantages. 


 
Dark Age Venn Diagram Sheet

This sheet shows twelve different people from the Dark Ages. By looking at their costumes and weaponry, you must work out which person goes in which section of the triple-circle venn diagram on the next page. You can write their names onto the existing diagram or create a giant one, cut out the pictures and stick them on.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Draw the Buried Treasure Sheet

Several Pictish hoards of treasure have been found in Britain. Use this sheet to draw in your own dream treasure from this time. Then have a think about why someone might have hidden it back then.


 
Pictish V. Saxon Houses Sheet

This sheet shows two ancient houses: one Pictish and one Saxon. You are asked what differences you can see between the two.

 


 
Pictish V. Viking Houses Sheet

This sheet shows a two ancient houses: one Viking and one Pictish. You are asked what differences you can see between the two. Same as Houses in Scotland Sheet.

 


 
Promontory Forts Sheet

This sheet is all about Pictish promontory forts, especially the one at Burghead. Can you say what made it a good site for a fort? Can you draw the famous Burghead Bull?

 


 
Pictish Food Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of lots of food items. You must identify which ones were eaten by the Picts in the Dark Ages. Same as the Anglo-Saxon & British Food Sheets.


 
Pictish Symbol Stones Sheet

This sheet shows nine symbols from Pictish Symbol Stones, as well as a tattooed Pict carving one of the stones. You are asked if you can work out what each symbol shows.

 

Vikings in Britain


 
Archaeology Sheet

This sheet describes a number of different fields and asks you to choose which ones you think would be most likely to have interesting archaeology hidden underground. It then asks you to decide which materials you would be most likely to dig up. Lastly you can draw the grass in on a cross-section to show how tall it grows over different features, forming lines seen on aerial photos.

 


 
Map of Viking Britain

Here is a map of Britain in Viking times: but it needs labelling. Use the descriptions to work out which kingdom is which and colour them by cultural background. Don't forget to mark up the Danelaw too!


 
Ragnarr Lothbrok's Story Sheet

This sheet shows a cartoon strip telling the story of the Viking, Ragnarr Lothbrok, and the subsequent arrival of the Vikings in Britain and their encounter with King Edmund of East Anglia. The speech bubbles, however, are blank and you must fill in what the characters are saying. You could also cut up the six pictures prior to presenting them to those doing the activity and ask them to put them in the correct order. Now includes story.

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Letter after a Viking Raid Sheet

This sheet suggests a scenario following the famous Viking Raid on Lindisfarne in AD 793 and asks you to write a letter to the local Archbishop.

 


 
Viking Longship

This iconic warship had lots of different parts. Use the descriptions to label them. Then take a look at numbers and measurements.


 
Dragon Heads

Draw your idea of what a dragon head should really look like on a Viking longship. There are several contemporary versions shown which you can use for inspiration.


 
Viking Knorr

Everyone's heard of longships, but most Viking ships in British waters were called Knorrs. They were used for trading and travelling. If you were coming to Britain in one, what would you need to bring with you?


 
Houses in England Sheet

This sheet shows a two ancient houses: one Viking and one Saxon. You are asked what differences you can see between the two. Same as Saxon V. Viking Houses Sheet.

 


 
Houses in Scotland Sheet

This sheet shows a two ancient houses: one Viking and one Pictish. You are asked what differences you can see between the two. Same as Pictish V. Viking Houses Sheet.

 


 
Viking Great Halls

Here is a Viking Great Hall. There are several comparisons to examine, then fill in the blanks.


 

 Viking Towns Sheet

This sheet shows a street in a Viking town in Britain. look at the picture and imagine the sights, sounds and smells. Write a description of what your senses would have picked up.


 
Viking Food Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of lots of food items. You must identify which ones were eaten by the Vikings in the Dark Ages. Same as Saxon/British Food Sheet.

 


 
Viking Runes Sheet

This double page sheet shows the Viking alphabet and asks you translate the secret messages with your friends. Different from the Saxon Runes Sheet.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Hnefatafl Game Sheet

This sheet has a game board and rules for playing the ancient Viking game of Hnefatafl (known in Old English as Taefel and in Welsh as Tawl-Bwrdd). Basically the same as the Saxon Taefel & British Tawl-Bwrdd Game Sheets.

 


 
Viking Costume Sheet

This sheet shows pictures of two Vikings: A man and a woman. You are asked to describe how they look different from how we dress today.

 


 
Viking & Saxon Warriors Costume Comparison Sheet

This sheet shows a Viking and a Saxon warrior and asks you to look for differences between what they are wearing. Same as the Saxon & Viking Costume Comparison Sheet.

 


 
Late Saxon & Viking Warrior Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own late Saxon & Viking warrior finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. 

 


 
Viking Brooch Sheet

Examine this brooch, found at Pitney in Somerset, carefully. Follow the swirls and work out what joins up with what. Then think about what it is you're looking at.


 
Viking Warrior Sheet

Most people have an image of what Viking warriors looked like in their minds; but is this accurate? Look at the typical picture of a Viking warrior and then look at the contemporary carvings. Decide what a real warrior was like and draw him.


 
Draw the Buried Treasure Sheet

Many Viking hoards of treasure have been found in Britain. Use this sheet to draw in your own dream treasure from this time. Then have a think about why someone might have hidden it back then. 

 


 
The Scar Boat Burial Sheet

The Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo wasn't the only boat burial in Britain. The Vikings did them too and the finest one found so far was at Scar on Sanday in the Orkney Isles. Here is its plan. List what you can see. Think about ages and religion, and explain what you think happened here.


 
Viking Gods Sheet

This sheet shows four Viking gods and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. Basically the same as the Saxon Gods Sheet.

 


 
Viking Goddesses Sheet

This sheet shows three Viking goddesses and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. 

 


 
The Viking Church Sheet

The church in Viking times wasn't that much different from the Anglo-Saxon church; but the Vikings did bring their own style with them. So examine the cross and the church and answer the questions.


 
Animals in Art Sheet

Viking art was so full of swirls that it was sometimes difficult to tell what the main feature actually was. Here are Viking animals discovered across Britain, but what are they?


 
King Canute Spot the Difference Sheet

This sheet shows two pictures of King Canute presenting a reliquary cross to the New Minster at Winchester, but the second image has been copied wrongly and you must find the 12 differences.

 

King Arthur & British Legends


 
Uffington White Horse Sheet

This sheet asks multiple choice questions about the horse and its legends. Then you must work out what your answers tell you about it. Also do some maths to work out how long the horse is in double-decker buses. Does it really look like a horse at all?

 


 
Celtic Gods Sheet

Read the descriptions of the named gods. Then identify which picture shows which god and write in his name.

 


 
Celtic Goddesses Sheet

Read the descriptions of the named goddesses. Then identify which picture shows which goddess and write in his name.

 


 
Roman Gods Sheet

Read the descriptions of the named gods. Then identify which picture shows which god and write in his name.


 
Roman Goddesses Sheet

Read the descriptions of the named goddesses. Then identify which picture shows which goddess and write in her name.


 
St. Joseph of Arimathea Sheet

Lots to do on this multi-activity sheet. What relation was Joseph to Jesus? What part of Britain is he supposed to have visited? Complete the song, answer the questions and work out where each story took place.


 
King Arthur's Life Story Sheet

This sheet shows four key moments from the legend of King Arthur. You are asked to identify what is happening in each picture.

 


 
King Arthur's Death Sheet

This sheet shows King Arthur dying by the lakeside after the Battle of Camlann, but there are lots of things missing. Can you draw them in to complete the scene?

 


 
Arthurian Characters Sheet

This sheet shows a number of characters from the life story of King Arthur. You are asked if you can recognise and name them.

 


 
Morgan Le Fay Sheet

What do you know and what can you work out about Morgan Le Fay? Use this sheet to find out.

 


 
Merlin

What do you know and what can you work out about Merlin? Use this sheet to find out.

 


 
Lady of the Lake Sheet

The Lady of the Lake is well-known from Arthurian stories, but here are some details you might not have been aware of. Use them to work out which goddess she might have been in the original stories and explain your choice.

 


 
King Arthur Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own finger puppets featuring King Arthur and his friends with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet.

 


 
Knights of the Round Table Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own Knights of the Round Table finger puppets with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet. Same as the British Finger Puppets Sheet.

 


 
Arthurian Knights Comparison Sheet

The Arthurian knights in the story books dressed very differently from the real ones. Compare the two and list the differences.

 


 
Round Table Puzzle Sheet

This sheet is a puzzle in which you have to work out which knights sat where at King Arthur's Round Table. There is a long list of clues available in both challenging and simplified versions. Why not go through it in a group, with everyone taking the part of a different knight.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Arthurian Heraldry Sheet

This two-pager tells the story of Sir Turquine and the shields of the Knights of the Round Table. Using the descriptions, can you identify whose coats of arms are hanging from the tree?

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Arthurian Feelings Sheet

This is a double page sheet showing eight Knights of the Round Table with blank faces. Also shown are a dozen different ways of drawing different expressions. You must choose and draw in an appropriate expression for how each knight feels in the listed situations. A basic knowledge of the Arthurian stories is helpful. 

Not available as a free sample. 

 


 
Green Knight Spot the Difference Sheet

Here are two pictures of the Green Knight arriving at King Arthur's Court; but one is slightly different from the other. Can you spot the twelve changes?

 


 
Mount Badon Activity Sheet

This sheet shows a map of Britain marked with possible locations for King Arthur's victorious Battle of Mount Badon marked on it. You are given some clues as to the kind of area historians think it might have taken place in and asked to choose your favourite candidate. and explain why.

 


 
King Arthur's Grave Debate Sheet

Use the twelve argument cards to have a debate about whether or not the monks of Glastonbury really found King Arthur's grave in 1190. Compete with teacher's notes.

Not available as a free sample. 


 
Celtic Saints Sheet

This sheet shows four Celtic saints. You are asked to name each one from a list giving their jobs or actions.

 


 
Illtud's Maze Sheet

This sheet briefly tells the story of St. Illtud and asks if you can help him find his way through the marshland maze (based on a carving found at St. David's). Includes a question about forgiveness.

 


 
Saxon Gods Sheet

This sheet shows four Anglo-Saxon gods and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. You are asked to identify each one and say which ones had days of the week named after them. Very similar to the Viking Gods Sheet. Together, they form a 'Spot the Difference'.

 


 
Saxon Goddesses Sheet

This sheet shows three Anglo-Saxon goddesses and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. You are asked to identify each one and say which one has Friday named after her. Slightly different from the Viking Goddesses Sheet. 

 


 
Viking Gods Sheet

This sheet shows four Viking gods and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. Very similar to the Saxon Gods Sheet. Together, they form a 'Spot the Difference'.

 


 
Viking Goddesses Sheet

This sheet shows three Viking goddesses and a list of their names, each with an identifying feature. Slightly different from the Saxon Goddesses Sheet. 

 


 
St. Dunstan & the Devil Sheet

Read the story of St. Dunstan's encounter with the Devil. Then draw in the two characters that he has trapped by the nose and answer the question.

 


 
Lady Godiva Sheet

Use the map and the picture to complete the quote from Earl Leofric, fill in the speech bubble, work out the name of the man who was struck blind and think about similar stories. Lots to do in the multi-activity sheet.

 


 
Dragons Sheet

This sheet shows three different types of dragon which were supposed to have been found in Britain. Count their legs and find out about colours. then think about what makes a dragon and why people believed in them. 

 


 
Unicorn Sheet

This sheet encourages you to think about what a unicorn is and why people thought they existed. Fill in the blanks and the boxes and work out how much a unicorn horn would be worth today!

 


 
Mermaids Sheet

This sheet asks lots of questions bout mermaids. How much do you know?

 


 
Gog and Magog Sheet

Answer the questions and identify the differences between the two ancient giants who once guarded the City of London.

 


 
Robin Hood Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own finger puppets featuring Robin Hood and his Merry Men with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet.

 


 
Robin Hood Finger Puppets Sheet

Make six of your very own finger puppets featuring Robin Hood and his Merry Men with this easy-to-use cut-out sheet.

 


 
Measuring with Friar Tuck Sheet

This is a maths measuring sheet. Help Friar Tuck work out the right angle to fire from and how how long it will take Robin Hood's arrow to reach its target, using the scale and the information provided.

 


 
Herne the Hunter Sheet

This sheet shows Herne the Hunter and asks several questions about him and the ancient gods he is associated with. It also touches on wizards and Shakespeare.

 


 
Dick Whittington Sheet

This sheet shows Dick Whittington and his wife at home in their solar. You must help their cat find the mice hiding in the room.

 

Witches Sheet

People really believed in witches in the past, but what did they think they looked like and what did they think they did? Draw your own witch and answer questions about those who got persecuted.

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We have a wide range of British history activity sheets for kids available. They are very competitively priced and contain many more illustrations than other sheets on the market: all exclusive to Nash Ford Publishing. You can purchase them very cheaply in sets organised by subject. All sheets are shown and described above. Some are quick, some are longer and take more thought or involve making things. Most are single pages, but some are more. Some can be used straight off. Others are designed to be used after a little learning, which our Early British Kingdoms website can help with of course. All of them double as colouring sheets and will keep your pupils or children amused for hours. For activity sheets from other periods of British history, click here.

  

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