Borrow some bags!
Borrow some bags! These are resource kits for hands-on experiences of yesteryear:
$40 per bag per week, plus
Six bags is enough for one class to have an hour or more of great rotations. Add some activities of your own and it can accommodate a double class. Skipping ropes, hoops, ball games, colouring, craft eg make a bonnet. Link with a nearby school and save money on delivery.
LET'S PLAY SCHOOL Bag
Create an olden days school room experience
Slates, pens and ink, cuisinairre rods, reading books, a cane, page from a copy book, abacus, lesson ideas and daily plan suggestions, costume ideas, posters. Wordsearch and crossword. Booklet of rhymes and finger plays.
Enough for a whole class with some rotations within it.
TECHNOLOGY from the Past Bag
Cassette player, working typewriter, Instamatic camera, film and slides, Kerosene iron, flat iron, slate, slate pencil, quill, nib pen and ink, toaster, several phones, miniature kerosene lamp.
DRESS UP for a TEA PARTY Bag
10 or more tea cups and saucers, teapot, jug and sugar bowl, lace cloth, herb tea. Clothes for 10 - vests, caps, bonnets, pinafores.
LEARN TO SHAVE Bag
2 shaving brushes, 1 shaving mug, 2 real razors [minus blades], beach ball 'faces', shaving cream.
Poem: "The Man from Ironbark", cut throat razor (blunt) and strop
WASHING the CLOTHES Bag
Washboard, tub, bucket, soap, dolly pegs, cute clothes to wash, clothes line (rope), toy ironing board, small flat iron.
IN THE KITCHEN Bag
Beaters, bowls, juicer, jug, sifter, rolling pins.
cream to beat into butter
oranges for juice or lemons for lemonade,
dough to roll and maybe bake
flour or icing sugar to sift.
GAMES & TOYS Bag
Marbles, knucklebones, pickup sticks, doll and cradle, jack in a box, wooden trucks, spinning tops, Viewmaster, kaleidoscope. Finger plays and skipping rhymes, elastics, jingles, dominoes, paper dolls, colouring in.
Clothing : Corset, braces, bonnet, straw hat, nightshirt, nightgown, smocked dress, button hook and gloves, school hat, pantaloons, bloomers.