The Medieval Period in European history is well know by children of all ages for castles, battles, arts, and architecture. The time between the fall of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance offers families many opportunities to learn through literature, movies, and of course our favorite learning method — hands-on history activities.
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When studying Medieval European history, also known as the Middle Ages, teens and tweens can use hands-on learning projects to learn more about feudalism, Medieval weapons, daily life during the period, and more.
Medieval Hands-on History Activities
Play a game -Learn about the feudal system, the dominant social and political structure of the Middle Ages, by playing a game of chess.
Stained glass window – With this simple project students can create beautiful Medieval stained glass projects using just a few easy to find supplies.
Medieval Feast – Eating is always a fun activity. Get the entire family involved in preparing for a Medieval feast. The hands-on portion of this activity also includes how you eat!
Family Crest, Coat of Arms – Use this online resource to help you create a Family Crest, Coat of Arms and then create your own as a drawing or painting.
Medieval Fashions – Research fashions of the Middle Ages and then construct your own garments with these very helpful tips.
Micro-Scale Castle – With this detailed tutorial learn to make a micros-scale castle, such as the Tower of London, with LEGOs.
Chivalry – Adapt classic tales into skits to learn about knights and chivalrous behavior.
For even more hands-on history activities for Medieval Times be sure to check out our History Pinterest boards!
Follow along as we share hands-on projects for teens to do while they’re studying various time periods in history.