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Find Sweden on the map - what do you know about Sweden? It is a part of Scandinavia, which covers three kingdoms: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Do you know anyone who lives there? Sweden is famous for its beautiful natural scenery: mountains, lakes, forests and woodlands, and for an amazing phenomenon called The Northern Lights.


Learn some Swedish phrases!

Hej - Hello!

Jag älskar dig! – I love you

Jag pratar inte svenska – I don’t speak Swedish

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Welcome to...

SWEDEN

Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:

Viking for a Day

The Vikings were Scandinavian sea explorers and warriors. They travelled from Sweden to Denmark and Norway to Great Britain by ‘longboat’, trading silver, spices, wine, glass and pottery. 

Create your own Viking helmets for today’s trip to Sweden following this clip.

Make your own Viking longboat with this free printable template. 

Northern Lights

Named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, the ‘dancing skies’ of the north produce an amazing, beautiful display of colours and light across the sky! The Northern Lights can be seen best from northern latitudes - that means, the further north you go the more likely you are to see them.  Amazing Northern Lights chalk activity

Arctic Fox

The arctic or polar fox is a beautiful, endangered creature living in Sweden and Norway. They are bright white foxes who can camouflage in the snow to hide from predators. Very few exist in the world today which makes them endangered animals. Find out more about Arctic foxes here. Click here to make a paper plate Arctic Fox. 

Indoor Active

Dance party! One of the most famous pop groups of all time hails from Sweden: ABBA! 

They won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. Time to put on a playlist of ABBA’s greatest hits and boogie :) 

Outdoor Active

Find out where your closest IKEA store is and take a road trip for some window shopping and a Swedish-themed scavenger hunt. See here for a simple IKEA scavenger hunt for younger kids, and an extended one for older kiddos. 

Screen Time

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1997)

The book ‘Pippi Longstocking’ was written by famous Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

Food Ideas

Kannelbullar: Cinnammon buns or rolls. Swedish people have these during their fika, their twice-daily breaks they take with coffee or tea.


Eggs: Swedish people eat a LOT of eggs every day. They also light candles with their meals. Try these out for an authentic Swedish feel today!


Smorgasbord: Try out some new tastes at snack time with a mix of salty fish (herring, mackerel or smoked salmon) with a few different cheeses, veggies, fruit and bread.


Sweet’n’sour meatballs: IKEA released their recipe for their "famous Swedish meatballs", find it here

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