Toys over time

This learning kit provides a hands-on experience for students to explore the history of common toys and games.

Suitable for years K to 6
Toys over Time learning kit

This kit includes toys that explore childhood life in Melbourne over the last 200 years. The toys and play objects reflect the changing experiences of children and their families, and also help to reveal the ways in which children have played over this period.

A teacher’s manual provides guides to possible activities, enquiry questions for students to explore, and additional information on included objects.

The kit can be used in the context of a visit to the Melbourne Story gallery at Melbourne Museum.

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$85 (GST inclusive) for a 2-week loan


Kits will be delivered by post. We pay for posting the kit to you, you pay for return postage. Other arrangements may be possible upon booking.

Please read our booking and cancellation policy before proceeding. 

Other related programs and resources that might interest you include Virtual learning: A Toy Box Tale and Little History: Toys and Games.

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