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North Eastern Indian Toys and Games: Wampanoag Toss and Catch Game

This simple toss and catch game is the first of the Indian toys we will make this week.
I found the directions from the Plimoth Plantation
You will need:
 some thin cotton string or jute twine about 15 inches long,
a (non-poisonous) flexible piece of vine about 12 inches long (we used willow branches) 
and a straight, somewhat thin stick about 8 inches long.

Wrap the piece of vine to make a circle about 1 ½ or 2 inches in diameter. Wrap it several times, and then twist the free end around the circle to hold it in place.

Tie one end of the string to the stick, about 2 - 3 inches down from one end. Make sure the knot is tight.
Tie the other end of the string to the vine loop.

You’re done! Now give it a try.

The object is to swing the loop out and up and try to catch it with the end of the stick you are holding. Once you master the toss and catch with one hand, try it with the other.


  1. Anonymous28.9.11

    We used several loops on the end of ours, last year. It's a very fun, and challenging game.

    Almost Unschoolers

  2. I wish I'd been feeling better last week when we did colonial games, because I'd wanted to do some like this......... Instead we played marbles and hopscotch......


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