Make kids crafts centered on AD 1400 - 1700, including making a Tower of London when you need a craft about old England or a sailing quadrant for a project on any of the Explorers. These topics are listed in chronological order at first (somewhat!), and then by content.
Choose from the following Categories for Age of Discovery Crafts:
The tradition of guarding the royals dates back to the early 1500's. Make a clothespin doll replica of a Buckingham Palace guard when studying British history!
Here's another great craft for British History. The Tower of London is an integral part of the history of the monarchy, and you can make this version of the Tower out of paper. This is an advanced craft for older students from PaperCraft.
This Tudor Collar & Ruff may be a little intricate for a younger student. It's meant to be worn by a child in an historical drama or play of some kind. But it's a clever idea, and worth looking at!
Here are some great Tudor masks to color! Selection includes Edward VI, Elizabeth I, Henry VIII (& his wives), Shakespeare, and more!
Here are some great Tudor masks to color! Selection includes Shakespeare, as well as Edward VI, Elizabeth I, Henry VIII (& his wives), and more!
Another activity would be to do a Reader's Theater, acting out a Shakespearean play. This site has some short adaptations for kids, as well as fun lists of Shakespearean insults, compliments, and more!
Tell the stories of Shakespeare's plays with a Mini-Book for each student. These books, intended for the older student, are written in comic-book format, and can be reproduced for more than one student. Narratives are in modern-day English, but the character's speech is still in Shakespearean verse.
Find out how early explorers found their latitude by making your own Navigators Quadrant. Teach Engineering offers a great pattern with a Quadrant and all instructions on one sheet of paper. Or you could use this version of the Navigator's Quadrant from the National Maritime Museum.
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