Colonial Games and TreatsIf you’re planning a Thanksgiving day or President’s Day celebration, it might be fun to have some colonial games and treats. This might work especially well if your child loves colonial history and you would like to throw a party based on the days of old.

Check out these Colonial Games:

  • Have kids come dressed in colonial attire.
  • Have the kids write their names using a quill pen and parchment paper.
  • Have sack races using traditional burlap bags.
  • Play marbles, or have a marbles tournament.
  • Make paper dolls.
  • Play “Scotch-Hoppers” or as we know it, Hopscotch!
  • Play Leap Frog.
  • If it is a windy day, fly some kites.
  • Spin tops.
  • Play Cat’s Cradle.
  • Play Tag.
  • Play Hide and Seek.
  • Make Cornhusk Dolls.

For authentic colonial food, here are some menu suggestions:

  • Bread with apple butter
  • Baked beans
  • Corn on the cob
  • Roasted chicken or stew
  • Molasses cookies
  • Rock candy
  • Old-fashioned stick candy
  • Fruit pies and tarts
  • Pumpkin bread
  • Chili con carne
  • Corn bread or muffins


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