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Pioneer Games

Have you ever wondered what games pioneer children played? Laura Ingalls Wilder describes many games and activities in her books, and research shows us a few other games that children played during this era.


Pioneer Day-- possible activity, let the kids see if they can walk on stilts- should be able to make these pretty cheap and most kids have never tried them

Pioneer Game: The Clothes Pin Drop. Stand up straight and hold the clothes pin to your nose. Drop the pin from your nose; aim to get it into the jar. Use three different sized jars-- easy to challenging.