Surviving the Stone Age

Your children work out how Stone Age people survived life shortly after the last Ice Age

  • They live the lives of these early hunter-gatherers, discovering how they found and prepared food, made clothes and tools, kept warm, communicated, traded and what they believed.
  • Your children will use stone tools, make stone-headed arrows, practice ‘spear’ throwing, clean animal skins, hammer guts and as they begin to settle to farming they will milk ‘sheep’, grind corn and weave sticks to make housing.
  • They will identify 12,000 year old bones to discover what animals lived here at that time and make cave art paintings from ground stone.

Some of the activities involve handling animal materials (eg hammering guts and preparing animal skins) but the children are always given a non-animal option eg faux fur.

Schools booking for more than 1 class will be provided with teacher-led activities for use when they are not with Kathryn, so that all the children are involved throughout the day.

Surviving the Stone Age helps you teach this topic through a memorable hands-on full (or half) day where your children learn facts and skills through fun and involvement.

Prices: £190/£295 for half/full day plus £30 for each extra class plus travel expenses – please enquire to discuss exact costs – thehistoryvan@gmail.com

Stone Age Classroom Topic Boxes

Topic specific books, chosen by you to be used in your classroom throughout your topic. Available to rent or to buy outright, please get in touch to discuss your classroom needs. All books are available to view and purchase here.

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