Experience play time in the past through active participation with a range of old toys and games, comparing the museum's toy collections with the toys of today.
A 3 x 45 minutes programme for a maximum of two classes led by a facilitator
Suitable for KS1 classes
1:5 adult:pupil ratio requested
Information about the organisation of the session
The session is split up into two 45 minute long led sessions, and one 45 minute session of free time. Both the 'Toys' and the 'Games' sessions are led by a Costumed Interpreter in role as a toy shop owner, immersing the children in living history.
The children will need to be divided up into small groups as there are different activities for the children to take part in. Each group will need an adult helper to support them when working on the activities.
The Costumed Interpreter leading your session will introduce themselves to the children as the toy shop owner. They will explain that the children are here to learn about toys from the past and to compare them with toys from the present.
The Costumed Interpreter will then give a brief outline of each of the different activities the children will be taking part in. With the class divided up into small groups and the activities explained, the groups will then rotate to participate in some of the activities described below. Instructions are provided with each activity to support the adult helpers working with each group.
Some of the activities in which they may participate include: