National Curriculum Subject Area/s: Literacy, Art, potential for cross-curricular work Length of session: 1 hour Max group size: 30 pupils
Improved visual literacy
Improved speaking and listening skills
Engaging with paintings and objects
"I loved the masks."
Year 1 pupil after a Mad Hatter session at the Ashmolean
Activity 1: Wonderland hunt
Children will hunt for Dodos, mice and other Alice-themed images in our Ceramics Gallery.
Activity 2: Make your tea cup
Inspired by objects in the Ceramics Gallery, children will design and make a stand-up paper tea cup.
Activity 3: Party time
Children will take their tea cups to a Mad Hatter’s tea party in the galleries. The party will inlcude riddles and rhymes and there will be opportunities for group photos posing as characters from the tea party using masks and other props.