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Postby Flesh&Blood » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:27 am


anyone got any suggestions for 1940's kids activities in a village fete type setting? I'm at a loss :?



Postby Flesh&Blood » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:20 pm

Hi Sally,

It's for a community 40's day, and is in a hard standing/tarmac carpark, so for H&S muchly physical activities are a bit dangerous, I do like the idea of a coconut shy tho :lol: , I was thinking a marbles championship also, with the winner (as per the 40's what with shortages) getting a rosette and a jar of marbles, basicly things that kids would have done at a village fete in the 40's, as todays kids are so high tech on the whole, showing them the realities of how to have fun with whats available 'make do and mend' mentality :lol:

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Postby Jenn » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:39 pm

What about some sort of fishing game?
Pin the tail on the donkey
Push penny games..
Treasure hunt.. biggest bucket (or a tin bath if you can find it) of sand with lolly sticks stuck into it with coloured tape - red, green, yellow - the rarest colour gets a prize
Battle ships?
prizes - bananas or oranges and and make a big deal about it

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Postby bournio » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:34 pm

whack the rat!
Get a tube fixed to a board, and a beanbag(or a rag-doll) give it a piece of wool as a tail.

Drop the "rat" down the tube, the kid has to hit the rat with a bat/stick, if they hit it they get a prize

(See what scouting taught me?!)

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Postby Phil the Grips » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:56 pm

"Who can get the most objects in a matchbox?" was always popular at my village fetes.

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Postby Flesh&Blood » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:56 pm

Thanks all, more than enough to be going on with now. Much appreciated :D

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Postby the real lord duvet » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:06 am

i asked my dad what he did as a child in the 1940s.

he said mainly petty theft from bomb sites.

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