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The Romans - Children's Games

 

Children from poor Roman families had to work hard, but they still found some time to play.

Children from rich Roman families did not have to work and had more time to play because they had slaves to do all the work in the house.

 

The Romans favourite toys and games were:

hobby horse Balls
Bats
Board games
Hobbyhorses  
Kites
Models of people
Models of animals
Hoops
Stilts
Knucklebones (like Jacks)
board game

Jacks

     
rag doll

Boy's Games

War games
Wooden sword fights
Wrestling
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Girl's Games

Rag dolls
Wax dolls
Board games

wooden swords
     
Goose

Children also played with their pets

Dogs
Pigeons
Ducks
Quail
Geese
Monkeys - though these were rare
Cats after 100AD

Dog

 

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