The Vikings came from three countries of Scandinavia - Denmark, Norway and Sweden. They travelled to many countries in Europe and first came to England in about 800AD.
They are often only seen as violent sea raiders and although there were many attacks which were often brutal, many settled in the countries they visited. The Vikings were farmers, traders, craftspeople and explorers as well as warriors.
Have a go at some of these Viking themed activities
Find your Viking name
Rune alphabet activity
Why not have a go at designing your own Viking shield
The History Van have also created a Viking Newsletter which includes plenty of hands on activities to keep children entertained whilst learning all about the Vikings at home.