Toys in Ancient Greece

Children in Ancient Greece did have toys and the wealth of the family would depend on the toys they had.

Knucklebones

These were a popular toy and made from the anklebones of sheep and goats. As this made them a cheap toy, they were available to all children. They would be thrown like dice as the picture above shows and children would carry them in a pouch.

Dolls

Toys in Ancient Greece

These were made from many things including rags, clay, wax and terracotta. Some even had moveable arms and legs.

Balls

These were made from rags, or blown up pigs bladder.

Marbles

These were made from acorns, chestnuts and stones.

Other toys available in Ancient Greece included:

Hoops

Tops

Rattles

Pull Toys

Toy Chariots

 

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