Before play stations, electronics and modern toys of today, what did children and adults do for entertainment?
It is so important for our kids to know of the past to better understand their own life and the future.
A terrific way to do this is by playing games.
I have 2 sites you can link to for games and instructions of what was played in days gone by. There are several that are very easy to put together with little or no preparation so you and your family can give these a try!
A few are:
Poor doggy (or kitty)
Who Has The Button?
Bean bag double can
Hoop Roll – use a large embroidery hoop and yard stick if handy
Graces – use medium embroidery hoop and dowels
The sites are:
Historic Nauvoo.net click HERE
Pioneer Children – fun & games, click HERE
FOR A TREAT, I found from my reading that
Ginger Cookies were common in the 1800’s.
Click HERE for my really delicious soft ginger cookie recipe.
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow
Thank you to all those at ‘This Is the Place’ State Park for their help and pictures.
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.