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The History of Toys

What games did your parents play when they were kids? Are toys different today? See how much you know about the toys in Grandma's attic.

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What games did your parents play when they were kids? Are toys different today? See how much you know about the toys in Grandma's attic.

1. The Hula Hoop took America by storm in the late 1950s. Where was it invented?

  • Hawaii.
  • Australia.
  • Japan.

2. Lego plastic bricks inspired countless kids to become builders, architects, and designers. What Danish words inspired the name?

  • Beautiful architecture.
  • Play well.
  • Master builder.

3. Pokémon is one of the hottest crazes to sweep the country. What does Pokémon mean?

  • Pets with super powers.
  • Pocket monster.
  • Baby animals.

4. Kids have colored with Crayola crayons since the late 1800s. What famous artist's first success was winning the Crayola coloring contest?

  • Jasper Johns.
  • Andy Warhol.
  • Grant Wood.

5. The first of these kids' favorites was sold in a store in Brooklyn, NY, in 1902.

  • A Teddy Bear.
  • A Raggedy Ann doll.
  • A kaleidoscope.

1. The Hula Hoop took America by storm in the late 1950s. Where was it invented?
Australia.

2. Lego plastic bricks inspired countless kids to become builders, architects, and designers. What Danish words inspired the name?
Play well.

3. Pokémon is one of the hottest crazes to sweep the country. What does Pokémon mean?
Pocket monster.

4. Kids have colored with Crayola crayons since the late 1800s. What famous artist's first success was winning the Crayola coloring contest?
Grant Wood.

5. The first of these kids' favorites was sold in a store in Brooklyn, NY, in 1902.
A Teddy Bear.

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