Discover the history of play
At Roseland Cottage or Your Site
What did children play 100 years ago? What was childhood like in Colonial America? In this hands-on program students explore the history of play in America and compare it to their lives today. Students learn about childhood and the popular leisure activities of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They try toys and amusements, including optical toys, parlor games, and hand-made toys. Post-visit activities include instructions for additional toys and games.
Available weekdays for grades 3 – 9. Program lasts one hour.
Maximum Group Size: 75
Cost: $4 per student, $150 minimum
Type of Program: Field Trips, Programs to Go, Summer Programs, After School, Scouts
Related Topics: Colonial Life, Family, Story and Crafts
Connections to Connecticut Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks
Grades K – 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.
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