Victorian toys and Victorian games meant a lot more to Victorian children than they do in the modern era. There were no video games or computers to entertain children. Sometimes a child’s imagination was his or her best friend. The poor Victorian children did not get new toys.
Victorian toys and games such as marbles were enjoyed by both boys and girls. Victorian marbles were usually made of glass or clay, although wealthier players had marbles made out of real marble! Tops and Jacks were Victorian games and toys that could be played either in a group, or just solo.
by Nathan and Colby. During 1837-1901 was the Victorian Era was the years of Queen Victoria’s reign. From June 20, 1837, to her death on January 22, 1901.
What were Victorian poor and rich kid’s toys? Poor Victorian children mostly played with homemade toys like dolls, marbles and balls made of rags with some filler. Rich kids could afford manufactured toys like a rocking horse, train sets, puzzles and board games. Other popular indoor toys for wealthy kids were tea sets, toy soldiers and puppets.
This document links to the 'Toys from the Past&' KS1 scheme of work. It contains lesson ideas, images, historical research, games, art activities, cross curricular links and a glossary of key terms. This was produced by The Herbert Art Gallery and Mus...
Marbles. Some children still play this game at school, we know that many of the TPDAL team enjoyed a game of marbles when they were younger. Marbles were a very popular Victorian toy and children would often compete against each other, risking their best marbles in the hopes to win the game and claim their prize (the other players bag of marbles).
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Back to Victorian children. Victorian children had fewer toys than you have today. Poor Children. Poor families made their own, such as cloth-peg dolls and paper windmills. Children would save their pocket money to buy marbles, a spinning top, skipping ropes, kites or cheap wooden toys. Rich Children