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Lesson Plans and Teaching Ideas about Toys

Fact:  Kids love toys.  So I have found a collection of lesson plans from schoolsnet.com about Toys that will hopefully engage and inspire our students.  Take a look below and let me know if you have found any other great lesson plans.

Lesson plan 1: Our favourite toys

Children will be able to describe the characteristics of modern toys. Children will be able to describe how their favourite choice of toys has changed as they have grown older. Children will be able to suggest who might be able to tell children about toys in the past.

Lesson plan 2: Toys when our parents and grandparents were young

Children will be able to describe the characteristics of old toys. Children will talk about toys that belonged to our parents and grandparents. Children will be able to ask questions about toys in the past.

Lesson plan 3: Toys and the more distant past

Children will develop historical enquiry by finding out about the past from a range of sources of information. Children will be able to identify different ways in which the past is represented.

Lesson plan 4: The Punch and Judy show

Children will be able to understand that oral sources and traditional displays can tell us about the past. Children will be able to ask questions about the way people spent their leisure time in the past. Children will be able to infer information about the past by experiencing a traditional show first performed over 400 years ago.

Lesson plan 5: Teddy Bears

Children will understand that design, materials and technology can indicate whether a toy is old or new. Children will recognise similarities and differences between old and new toys. Children will be able to use the language of time.

Lesson plan 6: Story Bears

Children will be able to recognise that events in people's lives can influence what they do. Children will understand that changes in everyday life can influence the way things are represented. Children will learn about some significant children's writers.

Lesson plan 7: Dolls and Dolls Houses

Children will be able to describe the characteristics of a range of dolls. Children will recognise similarities and differences between old and new toys. Children will understand that artefacts like dolls can help us to learn about the past.

Lesson plan 8: Making a class museum

Children will learn how a real museum organises its exhibits. Children will be able to sort and group objects and explain why they have grouped them in particular ways. Children will be able to make a classroom museum and construct a time line. Children will be able to produce labels and captions for the toys on display