Period Pastimes

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.

Program Details

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

Curriculum Links

Connections to Connecticut Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks

Grades K – 4

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