Myrkfaelinn has a Chancellor of Youth who organizes activities of interest to our younger members, both at weekly meetings and at our events. Most of these offerings are meant to educate them in some aspect of the Middle Ages while keeping them busy and enjoying each other’s company.
Examples of youth activities held or planned:
- Blind Man’s Buff (pre-15th century)
- Koob (possibly of Viking origin)
- Variations of Hneftafl (pre-14th century)
- Coloring pages of medieval settings and scenes
- Coloring pages with illuminated capital letters
- Create-your-own medieval story
- Create your own device
- Paint a banner to display your creation
- Finger knitting, as taught by the scholars at the Medieval Center in Denmark
- Create your own capital letter
- Heraldry match game
- Games with medieval-style balls
- Simple songs with recorders
- Marzipan (or other edible) creations
- Yarn dolls
- Play with a scale model trebuchet
- Simple needlework with yarn and plastic canvas (for all youth ages, hopefully)
- Making dip candles
- Creating a stick horse and jousting with it
If you have an idea for a youth activity, or are willing to lead youth in an activity during a Dominion get-together, contact the Chancellor of Youth. We are particularly interested in activities that directly stir fun and excitement about the Middle Ages, or that are period games and activities.
In addition to the activities listed above, the SCA also offers youth armored combat and youth fencing. For the latter, we have a Youth Fencing Marshal who can provide instruction and loaner gear to children ages 6 and up so that they may participate in martial activities suitable for their age.