In the setting of a period home, children will be able to play with a range of toys and games popular in the past, including a Noah’s Ark, Jacob’s ladders, zoetropes, yo-yos and pick up sticks .
They will also make a thaumatrope, an optical toy, which they can take home. At the end of the session a discussion will take place about the similarities and differences between toys today and toys in the Victorian/Edwardian era.
This activity generally takes place in Pit Cottage No 5. Activities will be co-ordinated by Museum staff and some activities will need to be supervised by adults with the school.
This is a hands on activity through which children can:
- Explore toys and games which were played in the Victorian/Edwardian era.
- Understand the similarities and differences between the toys and games children play with now and those children would have played with in the past.
Target Age: Key Stage 1
Cost: £35 per session
Duration: 45 mins
Group size: Half class
Season: All year round