# Teaching toys collection

Explore the topic of toys and incorporate it into your day-to-day lessons with these activities and planning ideas

## Help younger learners explore their favourite toys using these engaging lesson ideas and activities

Cars, building blocks, teddy bears and dolls … toys are a staple of childhood and crucial to younger children’s self-development. From exploring toys of the past to recognising prices in a shop, we’ve selected some of our favourite resources to help you incorporate this topic into your teaching.

#### Toy Shop Maths

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This includes a price list and a sheet to be cut up for the children to make their own toatals.. An addition sheet of two values. Working out a total then colour the correct value of coins. We did lots of shop play and coin recognition before the sheets were used. Have fun!!!

#### Observational drawing of a favourite toy

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Children learn the word texture . They look carefully at their favourite toy and talk about the feel and appearance. They decide which media they want to use to represent it and do a beautiful drawing! They talk about their work and the work of other people. Suitable for years 1 and 2.

#### Toy Store Money Problems

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A collection of three differentiated challenges that are based on items in a toy store. Can your children find the correct prices and solve the word problems? Includes questions involving doubling, calculating change, total prices, differences, price increases / decreases and more. Answers...

#### Toy Shop Change from 20p

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Toy Shop Change from 20p containing some more modern toys. Differentiated resource.

#### At the Toy Shop

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A cross-curricular resource with a toy theme. 1. Children label the 12 toys for sale in the toy shop. 2. Children say how much each toy is as written on the price tags and count out the appropriate amount of coins for each one. 3. Children draw a picture of the toys matching the price tags. 4. D...

#### Investigating toys

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Topic Toys Children love to investigate items, so why not encourage them to investigate materials toys are made from. This resource is a great tool to encourage children to develop their speaking and listening skills. It gives them opportunities to look at, touch and talk about different toys a...