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 and slate pencils (2), nib pens and ink, reading books in a school port, a cane, page from a copy book, abacus, lesson ideas and daily plan suggestions, costume ideas, posters. Selection of reading books, Laminated copies of a page from a reader. Cuisinairre Rods. (These date from 1960s)
Wordsearch and crossword. Booklet of rhymes and finger plays.
TECHNOLOGY from the Past Bag
Cassette player, working typewriter, Instamatic camera, film and slides, flat iron, slate, toaster, phones, miniature kerosene lamp, chamber pot, record player, hairdryer.
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], Mannikin 'face', 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. ( Prep might have a toy clothes line)
IN THE KITCHEN Bag
Beaters, bowls, juicer, jug, sifter, rolling pin.
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, jack in a box, wooden trucks, spinning tops, Viewmaster, kaleidoscope. Finger plays and skipping rhymes, elastics, jingles, quoits, dominoes, paper dolls, hula hoop, skipping rope, small school port,colouring in.
Clothing : Corset, braces, bonnet, straw hat, nightshirt, nightgown, smocked dress, button hook and gloves, school hat, pantaloons, bloomers.