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Digital Curious Kids: Saxon Crafts

Prior to lockdown we were really enjoying hosting our Curious Kids sessions for under 5’s and their grown-ups. We have missed all those eager faces! We have adapted our session to deliver them on zoom. A chance for younger children to have some interaction with people from outside the home and for families to learn, create and play together – supported by the museum.

Our February Half term session will focus on Saxon Crafts and we will look at weaving jewellery.

The session will be 45 minutes long and will be broken up into short sections, to focus on your interaction, rather than attention to the screen.

Following a similar structure to our in-museum sessions, the digital sessions will be led by Sarah Gregson, our Community Curator.

• The Curiosity Song
• A story
• A quick make activity
• A look at some objects from our Saxon Handling Collection.
• A craft activity
• A show and share for all participants to celebrate their creativity.

This session is ideal for children ages 2 to 5 (including reception aged children). If you have older siblings, they are more than welcome to join in. Older primary school children with SEND are also welcome. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help your child access the session.
Working together via Zoom

Working together via Zoom
This is a session for children and adults to work together and we ask that children in the Zoom session, always have an adult nearby for the duration. Participants will be able to see the other families taking part but chat functions will be switched off and you will be asked to mute yourself for some parts of the session. The session will be password protected and supervised at all times by museum staff. (Our Zoom safety measures are available on request)

Book online below – just £4 per household.

What you will need to take part.

• Playdough, modelling clay or homemade salt dough
• String or ribbon ( enough for a necklace for your child)
• Some card e.g. packaging or cereal box (no smaller than A4)
• Tin foil
• 2 different coloured pieces of paper (any colours)
• Felt tip pens
• PVA Glue or Pritstick
• Sellotape or masking tape
• A pencil or pen

Material and Equipment – Optional
• Sticky gems or sparky stickers
• Glitter or glitter glue
• A hole punch

If you don’t have the coloured paper, you can use white paper and colour it in

If you have more than one child attending you will need double the amount of materials
For everything else (e.g. Toilet roll) you will need one per child.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thursday 18 February – start time 2.00 pm
Booking has now closed – the link has been sent to ticket holders (18/2/21).

  • 18th February 2021
  • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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