Heritage Education – Story Boxes

Interactive story boxes full of stories, storytelling objects and songs, specially designed for the early years.

Let us come to you and liven up story time with these interactive, custom-created story boxes, available for loan from Heritage Education! Each Story Box contains a specially-commissioned interactive story using real and replica museum handling collection objects. Also included in each box are full teacher notes, suggested activities and supporting resources.

DSCN0855aLittle Red Clogs. The story of Little Red Clogs’ walk where she meets a rainbow of colourful objects. This story box focuses on colour and comes with a range of objects to support the story, from shoes to finger pots.

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Going on a Journey? We are going on a journey – do we have everything we need? Discover different types of transport with all the objects needed to tell the story, from large foldout maps to an explorer’s hat.

Night Time. Do you know which animals come out at night when we are all fast asleep? Meet some nocturnal animals by using hand puppets and objects from the handling collection.

The Boastful Lion. Using ink pads and printing blocks from the museum handling collection, create the story of the boastful lion as it is being told.

Teddy’s Holiday Story. Help Teddy tell the story of his holiday; where has he been, what did he do? Compare old and new holiday objects including an old box brownie camera and an Edwardian photo album.

Booking Details

Story Boxes cost £20.00 for a fortnight hire. Boxes must be picked up and returned to St John’s Museum. We can deliver the Story Box to you and run a 40 minute story telling session to introduce the objects to the class for an extra £50

Visit us at St. John’s Museum for a story telling session in our custom-designed Under 5s Discovery Space and take the box back to nursery with you.

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