Fun and Games: Metro Boston
What did children of the past do for fun?
At Pierce House or Your Site
Explore the pastimes of children from the Pilgrim era to the first years of the New Republic. Students play games, solve riddles, and find out how changing attitudes towards childhood affected children’s toys and pastimes.
Available weekdays, year-round, for grades 1 – 7.
Length: 1 hour. Limited to 25 students per program
Cost for program at Pierce House:
- up to 14 students: $75
- 14-25 students: $100
Cost for program at your site:
- $100 per program
- $50 for each additional program on the same day
Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go, Summer Programs, After School
Related Topics: Colonial Life, Family, Story and Crafts
Connections to Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks (August 2003 version)
Grades K to 4
- Standard 1: The student understands family life now and in the recent past.
- Standard 2A: The student understands the history of his or her local community.
- Standard 4B: The student understands ordinary people who have exemplified values and principles of American democracy.
View full frameworks from the Massachusetts Department of Education
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