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Toys of Yesteryear

Vintage Christmas card with the words "A Jolly Christmas" and featuring Santa in his toy workshop, surrounded by toys

Sit in old-fashioned desks and experience the life of a student at a one-room schoolhouse. Students will listen to a story and see a variety of 1910 toys.


Grade 1




November 5, 2019 - December 20, 2019 | Saskatoon


Social Studies

Program Cost

$3.50 per student


2 hours

Program Type

Museum Led Program led by Museum staff or volunteers.


Toys of Yesteryear is held in the school on Boomtown Street and is led by Museum staff. This tried and true program captures the children’s imaginations. Children will learn about 1910 settler one-room schools, sit in old-fashioned desks, participate in a dramatic recreation of a child’s Christmas morning in 1910, and help with the unwrapping of presents (Museum artifacts). They will also have a chance to play with a variety of toys from yesteryear. These toys were often handmade and fashioned from available and simple materials.

Following the story session (50 minutes), the children, guided by the teacher and chaperones, may view the Eaton’s Once Upon a Christmas display and/or tour the rest of the Museum making special note of Boomtown’s Christmas window displays.


Curriculum Connections

Social Studies DR1.1; IN2.2; DR2.1


How to book or inquire

2019 Program Information (pdf)

2019 Application Form (pdf)


Museum Manners & Program Rules

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