Oregon Trail

Pioneer Entertainment

What I Learned

What I Learned


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  • Good quality toys were expensive for pioneer’s.


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  • Many toys were handmade, those were the toys were what most kids had.


  • The few store bought toys such as board games and doll houses were very expensive for pioneers.


  • Fathers bought doll houses for there daughters as a sign of there wealth to other people.

Pioneers playing Blindman's Buff

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Another thing I learned

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  • If pioneer children didn't have toys, they always had their imagination.


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  • Pioneer children used there imagination quite a bit. They used them when they were board or sad.

  • parents, blacksmiths, etc.

  • They could do role play for hours on end with out stop.

  • They liked to do role play with there imagination and pretend they were

Kids doing role play *

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*I couldn't find a picture of pioneer kids doing role play.

One last thing That I learned


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  • Pioneers knew how to pass time on the long trail.

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  • For fun on the trail pioneers sang tunes with there family to pass the time during the day.

  • At night on the trail kids would play tag, jump rope, etc, with other children on the wagon train. The night is the only time you can really play fun games.

  • Adults would sometimes even play tag and other games with the kids, It was a way for the adults to have there share of fun.


Pioneers passing time

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