Saturday, July 20, 2013

Kids' Guide to Vikings (with Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD Giveaway)

Giveaway Closed
The following Kids' Guide to Vikings is provided to me as a member of the Fox Home Ent Insiders blogging program for the purpose of sharing with my readers. The DVD set for giveaway is also provided by Fox Home Ent Insiders program. No monetary compensation was received for this post. 

Debuting on DVD July 23, 2013
DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk
Part 1 and Part 2

When it comes to action and excitement, the sky's the limit in this high-flying animated adventure based on the award-nominated hit movie How to Train your Dragon.

Kids' Guide to Vikings

Hiccup, Astrid, and the other teens at the Dragon Academy show us a bit about what it was like to live as a Viking, but there is so much more to know! Come take a look at this quick and easy guide to some of the most important facts about Viking life.

Vikings at Sea 

Not all Vikings travel by dragon like they do in Berk! Vikings built great, big boats called longships for war. Each one could carry at least 60 men. Even though they were so large, Viking longships were designed to be speedy and could move through the water much faster than other boats.

Viking Clothes 

Vikings from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden dress a lot like Vikings from Berk, but with more layers. To stay warm in the cold winters, Vikings wore clothes made of wool, animal skin, or linen and shoes made of thick leather or goatskin. In battle, they wore helmets made of leather or iron.

Viking Homes 

Vikings really knew how to make the most of their surroundings! Houses were built of stone, mud, and blocks of turf. They made thatched roofs from woven sticks covered in mud. Vikings probably wouldn't let dragons sleep in their houses the way Toothless does.

Viking Children

The Vikings in Berk get to go to the Dragon Academy to learn about how to become better dragon trainers. Instead of going to school, real Viking kids stayed home to help their parents work. Even without school and books, children could learn about history through songs and stories passed down from the older members of the town.

Viking Food 

The dragons in Berk eat fish, veggies, and bread given to them by their riders. Vikings ate similar foods, but also enjoyed meat from farm animals or wild animals they could hunt. They drank out of wooden cups or drinking horns. Sometimes they had feasts for festivals that would last over a week!

I have for giveaway one Dragons: Riders of Berk DVD set (One copy of both Part 1 and Part 2).

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below (tell me if you have seen How to Train Your Dragon, or with whom you would like to share this DVD set, or another relevant comment)

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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents who are 18 and older. Please make sure I have a valid way to contact you in case you are the winner. Giveaway will end 7-31-13. At that time, one random winner will be selected from all eligible entries.


Dorothy Teel said...

I have not sen How to Train Your Dragon, I would love to see this movie "Dagons, Riders of Berk" with my granddaughters I think that htey will love this movie. I follow you on email and I enjoy your blogs. Thank you

Jackie said...

I have not seen How to Train Your Dragon. The animation looks really cute in this movie.

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Jess&James said...

Yes we have seen the movie and tv show my daughters love all the different dragons.
Jessica Cox

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Anissa said...

My kids loved the movie (and the 2 shorts we've seen)!

amber whitehead said...

I thought how to train your dragon was really cute. I'm looking forward to seeing the other movie and sharing with my son looks very cute.

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Andrea said...

We have seen the movie and loved it. My son liked to watch episodes of Dragons of Berk when we can catch them. He would really enjoy this.

Lianne Kruger said...

My teenage daughter saw How to Train Your Dragon, and told me to watch it. We bought the DVD and we all love it. We would all love this as well.

noreen said...

We saw the how to train your dragon and loved the movie

Stephanie said...

We love How to Train You'r Dragon we have the movie and we love the series. I would so love to win this for my 5 year old son.

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Amanda Bumgarner said...

I love How to Train Your Dragon! Such a great movie!

Dawn Justice said...

I watched How to Train Your Dragon with my family & we loved it.

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