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Evacuee's Teddy Bear

(This is in the WW2 artefact box)

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

Extra information and pictures

A real evacuee teddy bear from our WW2 primary artefacts box
A real evacuee teddy bear from our WW2 primary artefacts box
A real evacuee teddy bear from our WW2 primary artefacts box

Questions

1)  In wartime children had very traditional toys like dolls, teddies and toy cars and nothing that was electronic or needed batteries.  Why do you think this was?

 

2)  Toys like this would often be repaired instead of buying new ones.  What do you think this was?

 

3)  When children were evacuated they normally only had room in their suitcase or brown paper bag for one toy.  Which toy would you take and why?

Answers down here - no peeking until you're ready!

1)  In wartime children had very traditional toys like dolls, teddies and toy cars and nothing that was electronic or needed batteries.  Why do you think this was?

 

ANSWER: None of the toys in WW2 used batteries as electronic toys hadn't been invented.

 

2)  Toys like this would often be repaired instead of buying new ones.  What do you think this was?

 

ANSWER: Because many people were poor during the war.

 

3)  When children were evacuated they normally only had room in their suitcase or brown paper bag for one toy.  Which toy would you take and why?

 

ANSWER: This is up to you to decide!

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