Medieval Warfare

***Medieval warfare is violent. If you are sensitive to scary or mean things, you should ask your adults before using this learning block***

Start with this video about Medieval warfare and then scroll down to learn more about specific types of weapons and warfare.

How to Attack & Defend a Castle

Skirmish, Seige, Battle: What’s the Difference?

Viking Sword Fighting

The Trebuchet

The Longbow

Now choose an Activity

How to draw medieval weapons

For this activity you need:

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Ruler

Have fun!

Make a sword & Shield

Make A Trebuchet

Start by watching the video above about trebuchets and how to build them.

If you have an adult with woodworking skills and supplies, you might want to make a wooden one, like you saw on Mythbusters.

If you don’t, here is a trebuchet to print, cut out, and make, from The Toymaker.

This works best if you print it on heavier cardstock.

You’ll also need:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A straw
  • Some string

If you prefer to colour your own, here’s the black and white version.

Knights Project

Start by watching the above video and learning what life was like for knights. 

Then, watch this video about jousting: the sport of knights and kings:

Then, move on and learn about how knights became knights and how squires trained.

Download and print this knights lapbook project from Homeschool Share.

Complete the project! 

If you’re not sure how to make a lapbook, watch the video below for a quick tutorial.

Books About Medieval Warfare

Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library. 

Knights in shining armor read Aloud

NOw Let’s Have some fun!