Today at the coronation of Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle, Simon á Fjárfelli contended for Division 2 Youth Heavy Weapons Champion and did prove victorious. Vivat!
Don your smocks, dust your hands (with flour), and ready your taste buds! Do I have an activity planned for youth at the 2019 Æthelmearc Arts & Sciences Championships! Ages 8(ish) and up will join Lady Meadbh ni Clerigh in the kitchen. Your task will be to create your version of medieval mac & cheese … Continue reading Youth Activities at A&S Champs
Once the kids assembled their stick horses, it was time to put them to use! I offered three jousting activities, modeled after skills I’d seen in adult jousting demos, but modified to include water balloons. The day wasn’t really a water balloon temperature, but that didn’t douse their enthusiasm! Tips: SCA youth combat weapons make … Continue reading Stick horse jousting – a youth activity
At Summer War Practice I tested a new make-and-take youth activity for our younger attendees: making a medieval stick (or hobby) horse. I based the activity on a pattern I found online, and then proceeded to make it in as period a fashion as possible. This turned out to be fairly easy using period fabric … Continue reading Make a (mostly) medieval stick horse – a youth activity
This year, we invite youth to participate in our jousting event! Activities start at 11am in the Youth tent, where the young and bold will first coax to their stables a hobby horse! Known in medieval times as a stick horse, period imagery exists for these toys since about the 1300s. Riders will have the … Continue reading Youth Activities at Summer War Practice
The marshmallow catapult debuted in spring 2017. Loosely based on a German-language schematic, I created a version for our youth that also collapses for easy transport. Robert of Ferness kindly made a medieval-styled ball from leather and stuffed with linen scraps to use as a projectile. When the children hit the tower behind the castle, … Continue reading Marshmallow Catapult