The latest museum loan box we explored today contained objects relating to the Vikings. This was good timing as we have been reading this very good book borrowed from the library recently.
We took the book along with us and compared the replica Viking clothes in the box to the pictures in the book. The box also contained wooden swords and Harry tried to wear them in the same way as the Vikings. He liked the coins, and we pretended to use one to buy a new sword from the blacksmith, as the coin had a picture of a sword on it.
I am thinking of ways to introduce a simple historical timeline now that we have looked at a few different events and periods, which will at least give us a reference guide for the order in which things have happened.