Explore toys and/or crafts from the time periods highlighted in the Mansion. How did toys differ in the various time periods? If possible, build or recreate the activities and let students experience what children of different time periods did for fun.
For an engineering twist or extension to this activity, try the “Tinkering with Tops” activity. This activity could easily be adjusted to be appropriate for K-5th grade students.
SS: SS.H.1.K, SS.H.1.2; Science: 2-PS1-2, 3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3; Math: 2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.3; SEL: 2C