Kids Draw It Sketchbook-Viking and Hermit

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Kids Can Draw It with a Viking and Hermit Sketchbook!


“Yes, Viking.”

“Do you like to draw?”

“I do, Viking. Do you like to draw?”

“Yes, Hermit.  I love to draw. I remember as kids, listening to my father’s stories, and he always had good ones that made us laugh like, “The Dwarves Meet the Shield Riding Fools” or “Rainbow Viking Meets Thor”, and the next day, all of us kids would draw it out with the characters and scenes from the stories he told.

Then, we’d gather each drawing from the kids together, to make a drawing book that we could page through, and laugh about on our breaks from our sword fighting lessons.

I would present our kids drawing book to my father, and he would laugh so hard that tears from his eyes fell to the ground, and he held his belly shaking like it hurt. All of us kids would only laugh more at the sight of him, until our cheeks were sore and exhausted from smiling.

Drawing and learning to draw as kids brings such fond memories of my father, Hermit.”

“What a nice memory, Viking.  I can’t remember anything like that from my past, but I do like to draw what I will make as a tool to use here on Hermit Island.

I draw it out first to see my idea, and then I draw it in steps as my plan to put it together. A drawing always helps me with learning the best way to make it, so that I can see any mistakes before I start.”

“Drawing is so good for learning, and for kids fun and learning isn’t it?”

“Yes, indeed.”

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Kids Can Draw It with a Viking and Hermit Sketchbook!

Just like Viking and Hermit like to draw, kids can draw original illustrations and sketches from the Kids Book Series. Learning and practicing drawing for kids, teaches them to focus and to embrace their creativity.


In your Kids Draw It Sketchbook, each drawing example can be printed out for your kids to enjoy. There are 14 illustrations to draw, and be a part of the action and adventures of the Storybooks for Kids.


For more learning to draw practice, there is an Extra Drawing Practice Page in the Drawing Book to print out anytime your kids want to try a drawing again.

Also, your kids can write down notes for each drawing, as well as fill in a Dedication and Thank You Page.  If your kids would like to package together each drawing into their own Special Drawing Book, they can! They can make it into a gift, or keep it on the book shelf as family memorabilia.

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Kids Draw It Sketchbook is available at LaDy LaDuke’s Etsy Shop, and can also be selected as a Free Gift with Purchase.


~Courtney & Betina


Viking Games: Hermipedia

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Welcome to Our Hermipedia Feature: Viking Games

Hermipedia is our part fiction, part fact presentation of everything you want or need to know about the characters, setting and things on Hermit Island, where our children’s book series, The Viking and the hermit takes place.

If you’d like to read all of our Hermipedia, just click on it at the bottom of this post, and it will give you the entire series to read and learn with your kids, and to just have fun…of course!

Now on to learning more about Viking Games!

Vikings would play a variety of games from swimming, running and racing, horse fighting, wrestling, skiing, curling, and a number of board games similar to chess.

Viking Games: Curling

The curling game was similar to shuffleboard with Scottish origins, where to play, you slide stones over a sheet of ice to reach a target area of four rings. Curling game has a nickname of  “Chess on Ice”, and the vikings likely adopted these same style games with specific movements of game pieces to specific target game areas either on a board or on a sheet of ice, as a type of game of strategy they liked to play.

Viking Games: Board Games

The Viking Games on boards, usually had a King piece in the center of the board, that was trying to reach the outer edges of the board, and the larger number of pieces were trying to capture the King piece in the process.

This board game was called “Tafl”, and it spread everywhere the Vikings travelled, including Northern Europe, Ireland and England from earlier than 400 AD.  It wasn’t until the 12th century that it was rivaled by the game of chess.

More Viking Games:

Since Vikings liked to battle, they valued athletic skills, and in particular needed great strength to handle a battle axe, sword and shield.  They also needed to have endurance to run, and to swim well, since they spent much of their time on the water in Viking ships.

Viking’s Favorite Game in Our Story

Viking from our Viking and the hermit story, is an accomplished swimmer, and upon earning her place among the Viking men on Viking fishing trips, she then convinced her father to teach her to use a sword and shield.

Viking’s favorite game will always be swimming in the water, where she is most comfortable, very fast, and able to hold her breath under water for a very long time.

Being so comfortable in the water helps Viking to learn to spear fish with Hermit at Hermit Island Bay, where she must ride Sasha over the water and away from the uggies to catch her fish…

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What’s your favorite Viking Game?

Viking Games: Hermipedia

Courtney & Betina