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What did Pioneer Children & Adults do for entertainment?

What did the pioneer children and adults do for entertainment?

Before play stations, electronics and modern toys of today, what did children and adults do for entertainment?
Why, quite a bit and they enjoyed themselves with lots of FUN! Let’s find out how?

Pioneer Games & Entertainment
It is so important for our kids to know of the past to better understand their own life and the future. 
A terrific way to do this is by playing games that children, adults and families did in 1800’s.
If you visit this site HISTORIC NAUVOO and click on the button ‘Pioneer Past Time Games and Activities’ under the section Pioneer Past times, you will find an extraordinary pdf you can print out of games you can play, and even make!
What did Pioneer Children & Adults do for entertainment?

Now, for a sweet treat, I found from my reading that Ginger Cookies were common in the 1800’s. 
Click  HERE for my really delicious soft ginger cookie recipe.

Would you like to know about the TINSMITH or the PRINTER or the BARBER & DENTIST or  the MOUNTAIN MEN RENDEZVOUS  – simply click on each title and you will find pictures and more great information!

I have LOTS more in my LOST ART OF FAMILY HISTORY you might enjoy also!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013
THANK YOU to This Is The Place State Park in Utah for the wonderful resources they share. 
Click HERE for their site.

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  • Diane Roark says:

    Thanks for sharing all the fun pioneer games. They sound like a lot of fun. I love your picture!
    Diane Roark

  • What a fun post. It is good to get the kids outside to play. In the midst of all the electronics they don’t have any clue what they are missing.I appreciate you giving not only a great reminder but the links for those of us who need a little help remembering. Thanks Carrie. ha ve a great rest of your week.

  • Michelle says:

    Thanks for such a good post. These were simple times and simple toys, but kids always find a way to have fun.

  • Bobbi says:

    Thank you so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Have a great week!!!

  • Sinea Pies says:

    My adult niece just told me that she wishes she’d lived in the Little House on the Prairie days. I can see why!

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