March 19 2021

Teaching box “Overyesterday” for groups 1 & 2 of primary education

Primary school


Lesson box Overyesterday - Group 1 & 2

The discovery of a suitcase is the beginning of a voyage of discovery for the toddlers into the concepts of 'museum', 'formerly' and 'preservation', culminating in a visit to the museum. Preschoolers playfully discover our museum thanks to the teaching box Yesterday for group 1 & 2.

Location: Museum Slager and at school
Duration: Two to six weeks, optional. Museum visit 90 minutes.
Accompaniment: Two museum employees. In addition, six parents / grandparents who each actively guide a group of children. The teacher or master can walk around freely.
Cost: The teaching materials are made available free of charge. For a museum visit you pay € 2,00 per student.

Reservations can be made by emailing education @

Learning area

History, language, arithmetic, crafts, drawing, music and games. Yesterday is in line with the usual way of pre-school education, in which the class is occupied with a theme for a number of weeks.


A suitcase has been found. The teacher just found him on the street and he is now in the classroom. Who would own the suitcase? The children open the suitcase and find all kinds of known and unknown objects. Old objects, such as a frame and a bag of coins. But also tools, such as a folding rule, white fabric gloves and a magnifying glass. Finally, they find a folder from the local museum. Only one conclusion is possible: this is the suitcase of a museum employee!

The discovery of the suitcase is the beginning of a meaningful and exciting voyage of discovery for the toddlers into the concepts of 'museum', 'in the past' and 'preservation'. A reading bead, word cards, bead cards, stamp cards; all about words related to the museum. In this way they learn to communicate about (historical) objects, thereby expanding their vocabulary. In addition, the students reflect on their own history and together with the class a private museum is created, of their own family's heritage.

But the suitcase must of course be returned to the museum! After all, the museum employee has lost him. You return the suitcase together with the class. How happy the museum employee is to have the suitcase back! And while you're here… who wants to see the museum?

Various activities will take place in the museum, such as; participating in the painting, feeling paint and imitating paintings.

Learning goals

Learning objectives for heritage education

  • The pupil can recognize concepts related to heritage: past, old, new, preservation, special, careful, of yourself, of everyone.
  • The pupil can investigate and describe properties of heritage with his / her senses.
  • The student can retell or act out parts of the story that belongs to the heritage.
  • When using his own personal object, the student can tell someone else what this means for himself.
  • The pupil can handle heritage with care.
  • For more information about the manual click on “Wiser with heritage education".

Time commitment       

Two to six weeks, at the choice of the teacher. The project replaces learning material. The museum visit is part of the curriculum. The museum visit lasts 90 minutes; the students follow an activity circuit during this visit.

Teaching material

Ready-made teaching package, consisting of:

  • A museum employee's suitcase full of objects
  • Teacher's manual
  • Books and figures for the storytelling table
  • Bead cards, reading beads, word cards, stamp cards and word plates
  • Memory game