Children's play today

Lesson rationale

These activities involve children in researching and interpreting their play and include opportunities for students to reflect on what they play, why they play and which are their favourite games.

The Playtimes website includes material from school playgrounds across the country recorded between 1900-2010 which can provide a helpful starting point and a source for comparison.

Key questions in this lesson:

  • Why do we play?
  • Which are our favourite games and why?
  • What do you do at playtime?