Knit a mouse for our P1s

Help us with our Mid Mouse project

Mid Mouse final use

Can you knit or crochet mice for children starting Primary 1?

We’re looking for people who can knit or crochet for a project to give every child starting school in August their own ‘Mid Mouse’ to help them settle.


Children will get their mouse in the summer term, in the lead up to the school holidays. They will then take part in activities with their mouse, at their nursery and/or with their childminder and at home to make the transition to school easier. 

We want every mouse to be different and unique, like every child, so please feel free to choose the colour of the wool and we look forward to seeing all of the different mice created.

Drop off information

Once you have finished knitting your mice, please contact either of the two venues below on Mondays to Fridays to arrange to drop them off.

The Link 
5 Mayburn Walk 
EH20 9HG 
Tel: 0131 448 0103 
Email: (preferably by email) 

Playbase SCIO 
67 Gardiner Place 
EH22 4RT 
Tel: 0131 654 9990 

To keep everyone safe

Drop-offs will be outdoors. Please socially distance, wear a mask and have your mice in sealed bags. Mice will be quarantined for 72 hours then misted with disinfectant before being packaged and sent off for the children.

If you need your mice collected

 If you need to have your mice collected then please contact Laura in our education team.


Social media

If you use social media, we'd love you to share pictures of you with your mice using the hashtag #Midmouse.