Useful Art- Toys
(Overview & big concepts)
How is art employed in our everyday lives? Where do we see art and design in the world around us? How are our toys designed with us and other thematic elements in mind?
Carousel Animals, Calder, Playing with Paper: Japanese Toy Prints
Board Game Design
Pre-tour group activity:
Mancala, Candyland, Other boardgame play
Take a look at your own toy collection or head to a toy store. How can you tell what age group the toys are intended for? How are toys designed for specific ages in mind? What materials is a toy made from? Is it soft? Hard? What might that tell you about who it’s for? Do some toys or games have more words than others? Are those for babies or older children, why?
Make your own game of Senet: