As I took out props to show the children, I also passed around a small jar of buttons. I challenged them to find the cherries in the jar.
Who's Got the Button?
The children quickly learned who could be sneaky and keep the button a surprise.
Since few children had experience shooting marbles, the ring was tiny.
The children played with wooden tops, blocks, and the cup and ball game.
Hop, Step, Jump
Competitions of physical agility and strength were popular with the pioneers and the second-graders.
They were all enjoyed, but the marbles intrigued them the most. I wonder how many children went home to find that odd-sized marble they had always ignored until now.
The children were delightful and eager to learn about the games.
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~ Annette Whipple
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