Fun and Games in the 1700s OUTREACH - In School Version


Introduce young children to life in colonial Boston through games popular in the Reveres’ era. While discussing life in the Revere household students discover how beans, thimbles, a bed wrench and other household items were incorporated into pastimes by colonial families. Students then try their hands at games such as Snail, Button-Button, Jackstraws, Beast-Fish-Fowl, and Ninepins. Fascinating details emerge about many aspects of daily life. Pre-visit materials provided.

Outreach programs are presented to one class of students at a time in their classroom or another available space inside your school. A minimum of two and maximum of three programs can be scheduled per day.

For travel to schools beyond Route 495 an additional travel fee will be charged.

Offered At

The Paul Revere House

The Paul Revere Memorial Association actively preserves and interprets two of Boston’s oldest homes. We provide our increasingly diverse audience with remarkable educational experiences based on historical issues and social history themes relevant to our site, our neighborhood, and Boston from the 17th through the early 20th century.



History, Colonial Times, Team Building


20 students


45 min.


School Based Program


1, 2, K, Preschool

Price Options

$230.00 per Group for School Group

$115.00 per Group for Title I School