Launched in 2013, Family Matters is a section of our award-winning Viking magazine dedicated to family programming. Every quarter, we share new projects that have been purposefully created for families to enjoy. This multi-generational, family-centered content and activities might also be the perfect addition to your next lodge event. We're excited to share the complete archive of Family Matters here. Look for the original content in Viking magazine, or grab the pdfs from this page to share with friends and family!
Let the Games Begin!
Share culture and fun with the young people in your life. It's time to play some Norwegian games!
What games do you play with your children or grandchildren? Maybe you've tried the classics, such as Bingo or chess. But have you ever played Norwegian Bingo? How about Hnefatafl? Or Kubb? Not only are these Norwegian games fun for all ages, they also provide a great opportunity to teach children about Norwegian culture. With three different games or spill to choose from, you're sure to find something everyone will enjoy.
Fun with Flags
Celebrate this year's Syttende Mai - and the bicentennial of Norway's constitution - with flag arts and crafts fit for all ages. A symbol of national pride, the Norwegian flag will fly high and bright for this year's Syttende Mai, also the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution, at celebrations in Norway and around the world. Norwegians wave flags in Syttende Mai parades, fly them above their homes and wear decorative ribbons bearing the flag's colors.