Kids’ Guide to Vikings & Dragons: Riders of Birk Giveaway (ends 8/2/13)

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The other day I posted about a new set of DVDs which will be available on July 23, 2013 called Dragons: Riders of Berk. There are actually two different DVDs – part one and part two.

If you would like to learn more about the DVDs please refer to my original post found here – DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk arrives on two part DVD July 23, 2013.

In honor of the upcoming Dragons: Riders of Berk releases I thought some of my readers might find this article called Kid’s Guide to Vikings interesting .

Kid’s 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.

When it comes to action and excitement, the sky’s the limit in this high-flying animated adventure based on the Academy Award®-nominated hit movie How To Train Your Dragon!

Vikings at Sea

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

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

 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

 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

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 that they would hunt. They drank out of wooden cups or drinking horns. Sometimes they had feasts for festivals that would last over a week!

One lucky reader will win BOTH Dragons: Riders of Berk DVDs (part 1 AND part 2), compliments of Fox Home Entertainment.

Dragons Riders of Berk DVDSThis giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you want to win Dragons: Riders of Berk parts 1 & 2?

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*I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing this for the enjoyment of  my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any  way. Fox Home Entertainment will be providing the prize

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.


  1. I would love to win this DVD for my godson who loves both vikings and pirates! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Jane (EJ) says:

    With 2 generations of children, this type of movie bridges the generation gaps. When our LO recently saw original movie she started calling 1 of our older sons “Hiccup” and the nickname has stuck.

  3. Kimberly Schotz says:

    My youngest is a dragon lover. I think she would enjoy this.

  4. I’m looking forward to these for my kids!

  5. michelle cooke says:

    I have a daughter who would absolutely love to get have these videos

  6. Ava Chavez says:

    I loved dragons as much as my kids, I’d love to have this to watch over & over again.

  7. Adrienne Gordon says:

    my kids like the show

  8. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    I would like to win this for my two girls. I watch the first movie with my Husband and we loved it.

  9. I love Dream Works movies and would love to add these movies to my collection—

  10. April Brenay says:

    my son loves this series, we took him to see the stage show at the Tacoma Dome!

  11. my niece would love to have this.

  12. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    for my grandson
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  13. April Yedinak says:

    I would like to win this for my kids, because it is one of their favorite shows.

  14. I would like to win this for my nephew

  15. My son likes this show so I would like to win it for him.

  16. Sherrie C. says:

    I’d like to win because my granddaughter watches Dragons: Riders of Berk and I’ve seen a few episodes and thought it was a pretty well made cartoon.


  17. danielle lima says:

    my daughter loved How To Train your Dragon

  18. i loved how to train a dragon and i bought it but think one of the grandkids took it home so lets say the whole family loved it

  19. Joseph Stowell says:

    I would like to win the DVDs for myself. I like the original How to Train Your Dragon and know I will enjoy these. However, I always wondered why the Vikings had a Scottish accent!

  20. Robin Wilson says:

    I would love to win because I have never seen them and would love to watch them with my family.