Roman Toys

Roman children are known to have had toys.

The toys and the material used to make them would depend on the wealth of the parents.

Girls would often play with dolls.

These could be made from straw, rags, clay and wax. Some of the clay and wax dolls were even known to have had moving joints for arms and legs.

Animal figures were also made from straw and wood.

Boys played war games and would pretend to be gladiators and fight with wooden swords.

Children also played with balls made from leather and wealthy children often had a hobbyhorse.

Games such as ‘hide and seek’ and board games were also played.

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