Play Parties

Play parties were singing games enjoyed by younger folks during the 1800s. President Lincoln enjoyed this activity during his childhood days and is said to have clapped and sang loudly.

We are sure that President Lincoln also played games or was familiar with games like hopscotch, marbles, and jump rope.

This is a great time to have a play party of your own. You can have a one person play party or a play party with family or friends.


1. Move to the music and motions of the songs:
• Rig-a-Jig-Jig
• Floating Down the River

2. Play one of the following games:
• Hopscotch
• Jump Rope
• Marbles

Don’t forget to take a photo or video and share with Lincoln Days.

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