Ancient Toys

You might be surprised to know that many toys and games we still know today were invented in ancient China. Toys and games were used as tools to teach children about art or culture.


Here are some ways children in the Ming Dynasty used to have fun – and some ways you can join in too!

Bamboo Dragonfly


Spinning Tops




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