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Family Friendly Highlights: Making Match Stick Boxes

Match stick boxes

Match stick boxesCan you help Elizabeth Smith and her children?

When Elizabeth’s husband died, she and her young children had to make match stick boxes for a local factory to make ends meet and here you can help them out by doing some of the work.

Follow the instructions on the table and use the timer to see how long it would take you, then work out if you would earn enough money to pay for your weekly rent, food and coal.