Toy Making Experience Day
We provide children with the opportunity to surprise themselves about their own abilities through the medium of toys!
Our fantastic toy making workshops for schools allow children to discover toys of the past and make their very own wooden toy, which they can keep at the end of the day.
These two-hour hands-on workshops allow children to follow the toy making process from start to finish and make their very own toy.
All pupils are completely involved in the toy making process and will be able to use a range of tools and techniques, including drilling and hammering (under one-on-one supervision).
Our toy workshops are aimed at children of all ages from 4 upwards and we can tailor the workshop to suit the age of the class.
All of our toys are based on examples from the last 3,500 years. We have around thirty different toys which we use in our sessions.
This is an engaging cross-curricular program including aspects of History, Science, Art and Design Technology.
“The initial presentation was engaging, and all children were immersed right from start. All the children finished the day having a toy that was completely their own. The children rarely get this opportunity so thank you for making this happen. See you soon!”
Amelia (Year 1 Teacher)
“The quality of the toys the children could make was fantastic! The delivery of the content was in a fun and engaging way for the children.”
Cole (Class Teacher)
“Watching creative children thrive and less able be fully included was my highlight.”
“Fantastic visual representation / demonstrations. Lots of humour with the whole day presented in a fun, entertaining manner. Great cross-curricular links, which were very informative at an age appropriate level. Extremely well organised.”
Abbi (Class Teacher)
Toy Museum and Handling Collection
While one class is engaged in the making of their toy, or afterwards if you have a single class, you can make use of our Toy Museum and Handling Collection.
The Toy Museum comprises of a selection of old toys, of differing ages, that demonstrate some of the toys that children had available to them in days gone by. By seeing these with their own eyes, as well as handling 1 on 1 with careful supervision from the teachers, children are able to put themselves in the shoes of children from years ago.
The Handling Collection is to be used separately from the museum and consists of replica old toys that children can try playing with themselves. We recommend that the school hall (if you have one) is reserved for the children to use the toys in should weather be inclement, as some of the toys require space to be used.
If you would like to book or find out more about our Toy Making Workshops you can inquire by calling us on 07540 860930 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively fill out the enquiry form and we will get in touch as soon as possible.
Here you will find examples of the types of toys that your pupils could be making at one of our workshops.
Click each image for more information on the toy