We have been bringing in lots of different items from the past and exploring what they are and how they were used. We have been curious about the black and white photos of families. We looked at charcoal portraits and had a go at creating our very own charcoal portraits. We watched a you tube video that showed us different ways to smudge the charcoal to make it have shadows. They really look like they are from the past. It was tricky drawing with the charcoal but when we wanted to change something it was so easy to smudge it and have another go! Our portraits look beautiful. We also created gold frames out of doilies.
We have been looking at some of the different games and items that children and adults would have used in the past. We think it would have been fun living in the past. We have noticed that some things are the same and different. Here are some pictures of us having a go at skipping with a skipping rope, playing dominos, using an old fashioned phone and being curious about some old photos.
Please continue to bring in any items from the past that we can explore!!