The peg doll is made from wood and has been painted to give it its colours.

The peg doll was most likely to have been owned by a poorer child. During the Victorian era, only rich families could afford to buy toys from a toy shop. Poor parents would make toys for their children, just like this peg doll.

The museum hasn’t got an exact date for when this peg doll is from. We know that it is Victorian though, which means it was made between 1837 -1901.

To find out more about the history of toys follow the link here.

History

  • Continuity and change.
  • Trends over time.
  • Understand how knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

Science

  • Everyday materials and their properties

 

Have a go at designing an outfit for the peg doll and label it.

Museum name: Preston Park Museum & Grounds
Contact name: Joanne Rowcliffe
Phone number: 01642 526396
Email: joanne.rowcliffe@stockton.gov.uk

This is a peg doll made from wood and painted to give it its colours.

The peg doll was most likely owned by a poorer child. During the Victorian era, only rich families could afford to buy toys from a toy shop. Poor parents would make toys for their children, just like this peg doll.

The museum hasn’t got an exact date for when this peg doll is from. We know that it is Victorian though, which means it was made between 1837 -1901.

To find out more about the history of toys follow the link here.

History

  • continuity and change
  • Second order concepts
  • Trends over time
  • A theme in British history extending knowledge beyond 1066

Science

  • Everyday materials and their uses

Create an acrostic poem with ‘Peg Doll’ written down the side, describing the peg doll.

Museum name: Preston Park Museum & Grounds
Contact name: Joanne Rowcliffe
Phone number: 01642 526396
Email: joanne.rowcliffe@stockton.gov.uk

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