Toys from the Past

Teachers' notes

Many of the toys at the Harris Museum are around 100 years old. This resource can be used by schools and early years settings alike to gain an understanding of toys in the past. Why not follow up with a visit to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery where a workshop on Toys can be booked and led by the education team?


Curriculum links:

KS1 History - How are our toys different from those in the past?


Learning outcomes:

Use words and phrases about the passing of time

Recognise some characteristics of toys in the past

Ask and answer questions about toys in the past

Use museum displays to find out about toys in the past

Identify differences between old and new toys

Communicate about old and new toys through talk, play and writing.

There is another resource called Toys Through Time on MyLearning if you would like to see more resources on this subject

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