The Romans - Children's Games

Last Updated: 08/03/2014 - 16:50

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 
Tag

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