Homemade Fun Games & Pasttimes of the Early Prairies
- List Price: $6.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd
- Publish date: 09/01/1999
- ISBN: 9781894004350
- ISBN10: 1894004353
From the traditional toys and games of Native children, to the wide variety brought or created by settler children from all different backgrounds, a huge variety of indoor and outdoor activities kept prairie children busy. Some pastimes required nothing more than a little imagination while others relied on homemade or purchased toys.
Author Faye Reineberg Holt brings to life the magic and inventiveness of play in this look at childhood games on the prairies up until the 1950s. Archival photographs of some favorite pastimes capture the incredible diversity of games played by prairie children, long before the invention of Barbies or batteries.