First we spoke about how we know things are old and then ordered them on the time line. We used clues such as what they were made from and if they seemed similar or different to our own toys.
Then we then had a chance to take part in lots of hands on activities to explore toys and games from the past. We got to investigate how the toys were used, what they were made from and even made our own cup and ball game.
Dressing up from the past was very popular. We then had to find the toys we would have played with if we were a child in those times.
In the afternoon we went over to the Discovery Centre where we learnt about all the different types of books you can find in the library and we listened to a story. After a quick book hunt to check we knew our way around we then had the chance to enjoy some of the many books on offer.
Thank you to all the staff at SEARCH and the Discovery Centre for a fantastic launch into our topic on toys and a big thank you to all the parent helpers who were able to come and take part.