Viking Word Hunt
Help Helga and Franz, the Vikings, solve these fun word puzzles!
- Take turns with your child, either a letter each, or a city each.
- Discuss towns and cities in the game you have visited and what you saw there. If you haven't visited any of the places, take some time to research them together on the Internet.
- Discuss with your child whether his/her letter choice is suitable or not (e.g., trying to put too many consonants or vowels together in a word).
- Once some letters are in place, try guessing the word!
Ontario Curriculum Connections:
Play hangman the TVOKids.com way with Viking Word Hunt.
- use phonics to spell unfamiliar words
- read a variety of simple written materials (e.g., signs, pattern books, rhymes, children's reference books) for different purposes (e.g., for practice, information, vocabulary building, enjoyment)
- use phonics to spell more difficult words (e.g., words of more than one syllable, words ending in ing)
- read a variety of simple written materials (e.g., pattern books on specific themes, stories, chart stories, poems, interactive software) for different purposes
- experiment with rhyme, rhythm, and word play to create humorous effects
- use phonics and memorized spelling rules (e.g., some verbs ending with a consonant double the consonant before ed or ing: stop/stopped, signal/signalling) to increase accuracy in spelling
- read a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials (e.g., chapter books, children's reference books) for different purposes
- read a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials (e.g., short novels, myths, biographies, short articles) for different purposes
- read a variety of fiction and non-fiction materials (e.g., novels, short stories, biographies, editorials) for different purposes
- Make a flag! With your child, think of something that relates to your home. For example, maybe you live on a farm, or have a dog. Construct a flag from construction paper or cardboard and draw or cut out pictures that relate to your home or hometown.
- Get road maps and plan the route from your house to the various towns and cities that you visited in the game.
- Using the Internet or library resources, discover more about the towns and cities you visited in the game.
- Discover more about the Vikings and their contributions to Canada through the Internet and resources from the library.