Virtual Classroom Workshop: Toys through Time
A fun, interactive online version of our most popular workshop looking at old and new toys with Abbey House Museum. We will investigate a wide range of toys from our museum to see what they are made of and how old they are.
Together we will copy the actions of old toys to see how they work and learn some fun Makaton signs for our most popular toys like bear, doll and elephant.
To make this session as multi-sensory and participatory as possible it would be fantastic to gather some props for your classroom like a china cup, a wax candle and some fake fur. It would also be helpful to gather any new versions of old toys that might be used in the playground like a plastic cup and ball, skipping ropes or yoyos.
Duration: 30 mins / 1 hour
Cost: £30 for 30 mins, £50 for 1 hour
Suitable for: Key Stage 1, LKS2 or SEND
Capacity: 1 class per session
Sessions run: Monday – Friday
Ahead of the workshop we will:
- Organise a test video call with the teacher
- Discuss SEND/access needs if required
- Suggest hands-on elements that may be useful to prepare beforehand. These are designed to be simple and readily available and add participation and multi-sensory aspects to the workshop.
- Share health & safety and safeguarding plans
During the virtual classroom workshop we will:
Investigate a wide range of toys from our museum to see what they are made of, how old they are and how they work. Together we will use thinking skills to work out which toys are old and which are new. We will copy the actions of old toys including a 100 year old clockwork train and a 180 year old wooden doll. Plus we will learn some fun Makaton signs for our most popular toys like bear, doll and elephant.
This workshop can be shortened to 30 minutes or expanded to an hour depending on the needs of your class.
Please note, school visits to the Museum are not currently possible.
To find out more or to book your session please email [email protected] and a member of the team will be in touch.