Students in Grade 1/2 read the online story from Museum Victoria website, My Grandmother’s Toybox. In the story, a girl called Hannah is at home feeling sick and looking for something to do. Finally, her mother shows her an old wooden chest filled with toys! The toys once belonged to Hannah’s mother, her father and grandparents, even great great grandparents. All of the toys tell a story about a particular time or memory, a person Hannah’s mum knew about or about what life was like in the past. When Hannah is all finished playing she learns that one day she will need to put a toy in the box that tells a story about her own life… Which toy will she choose?
Our class thought carefully about the same question and brought in their own toy to tell a story about a certain time, person, place or event. Look at the pictures below to see the toys emerging from the old wooden chest.