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What games did colonial children play?

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When colonial children had time to have fun, they would play many of the same games being played by children in the 21st century, including hide-and-seek, tag and hopscotch. Colonial children also turned their work into games to make it more enjoyable, such as seeing who finished the job they were doing faster.

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What games did colonial children play?
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Some colonial children would make toys to play with. Dolls were made out of cornhusks and rags, and small pieces of leftover string and wood could be used to make spinning tops. Many of the games they played did not require toys at all. Children would learn to dance or create games that would teach multiplication tables or directions for a specific task.

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