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.
Early American outdoor games. In the historical days of early American life, these games taught children skills they would use later in life. They learned how to do things with their hands, how to aim and throw, solve problems, follow directions and rules, and how to use their imaginations.
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.