Fun and Games in Colonial Times

By Eva and Georgia

When did boys and girls work?

Boys worked early in the morning before school and after school. Girls worked just as hard.

Did children have time to play?

They did not much time to play. Some of the games that we play today, they played back in colonial days such as, tag, blind mans bluff, here we go round the mulberry bush, and london bridge is falling down.

What games did boys like?

Boys played ball. They liked to fly kites and climb trees. They played with tops, drums, popguns, hoops, and marbles.

What Games Did Girls Like?

These are two things girls like to play.The girls like to play with dolls and sew samplers.

Were there any laws for fun?

There were three things you could not do and they were no sledding, swimming and dancing.