Explore the pastimes of children from the Puritan 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.
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.