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Fun pioneer games and toys to enjoy.

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No Sew Pioneer Rag Doll. Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a no sew pioneer rag doll with items you probably already have around the house!
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No Sew Pioneer Rag Doll

No Sew Pioneer Rag Doll. Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a no sew pioneer rag doll with items you probably already have around the house!

I was recently invited into a second-grade classroom. After a brief review of American pioneers, we began to talk about games specific to th...
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Pioneer Games Classroom Visit

I was recently invited into a second-grade classroom. After a brief review of American pioneers, we began to talk about games specific to th...

Let's Get Hooping:  Four Historical Games You Can Play Now The Old Schoolhouse Magazine - April 2013 - Page 94-95

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine - April 2013 - 97

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Stick pull was a popular game played by Mormon pioneers.

Ultimate Pioneer Activity

SugarDoodle - Growing together

Corn-husk dolls are easy to make: all you need are corn husks, water, and string! You can give them any kind of clothes you'd like.
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Corn Husk Dolls

Simple corn husk dolls have timeless appeal and are just the thing to keep little hands busy at a family gathering taking place during the fall.

Rolling hoops using a trundle (stick) was a popular pioneer game. Come over to the Village to try one out!
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Pioneer Games - The Board Game Family

Modern board games and card games are fantastic. But what were games like 150-170 years ago? What pioneer games were popular to play along their journey across the western US?

Fox and Geese is a game where you make the pattern of a wheel spoke in the ground and play tag. You play as either a fox or goose and there are specific rules for each. Learn how to play here!
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Fox and Geese

Fox and Geese

Fox and geese is a game where you mark the pattern of wheel spokes into the dirt or snow and run around playing tag.
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Teaching Cross-Country Skiing: Fox and Geese

In this tag game, skiers (geese) must ski in the existing tracks as they move around the circle attempting to avoid being tagged by the It (fox).

How to make ragdolls, no sewing necessary.
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Rhythm of the Home - Reimagine the Rhythm of Your Home

Reimagine the Rhythm of Your Home

Bean-bag double can -- we have one of these at the Village -- and other pioneer games are described in this article.

Bean-bag double can -- we have one of these at the Village -- and other pioneer games are described in this article.

Handkerchief dolls are a great use of handkerchiefs -- and they won't ruin the handkerchief if you want to use it again!
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Pioneer Handkerchief Dolls

"These are the perfect beginner sewing project for Brownie troops or for young 4-H'ers." In the mid-1980's, when I was a young adult, I liked to go to local arts and crafts festivals. The best one I ever went to was the Watermelon Jubilee in Ft. Deposit (Greenville), Alabama. I bought an ink drawing by a local artist that I eventually framed, and a Handkerchief Doll. I thought it was the most darling thing I ever saw. I really didn't notice much about its construction until I read an article…

Make your own yarn dolls. They're quick and easy!

How to Make a Yarn Doll

It's easy to make a yarn doll, a toy that children would have played with long ago. See how we did it.

Hoops and graces, a game in which you toss a hoop and catch it on sticks.

The Game of Graces

A pretty past time for young ladies....

Whirligig toy. At the Village, we saw off circles from branches and drill holes ins them for the string.

SPINNING BUTTON OF CHAOS

SPINNING BUTTON OF CHAOS: Buttons serve an important wardrobe function. Although they can be found in interesting places, the life of a button is probably boring to the button. This is a way for the button to have a bit of fun and reach speeds unknown to most buttons. Thi…

Pattern for a climbing bear toy. We have two climbing bears in front of the schoolhouse to play with. We also sell them in the general store.

The Child's Sled and Climbing Bear - Page 1

Hands On! The Shopsmith On-Line Magazine for Woodworkers!