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A PAGE FOR THE KIDS A 1940

 

(TO PLAY THE CHILDREN AT WAR GAME CLICK HERE , TO PLAY OTHER WW2 CHILDRENS GAMES CLICK HERE , TO ACCESS MORE KIDS STUFF JUST GO TO THE LINKS PAGE )

 

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Want to read some stories that children living through the blitz would read? Then just go to our WW2 childrens stories web site. Its full of wizzer stories. What ho !

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Or do you want to read the memories of children (your age) who lived through WW2? simply go to our Childhood Memories Website.

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AN EVACUEES POEM

 

Do you remember a red roofed school 
A handful of shell for your sums?
They gave you a Mickey Mouse gas mask
And a pack of American gum.
Do you recall when your dad was on leave,
Dancing around like Astair?
 
They dressed you up like
 Shirly Temple
With a big ribbon bow in your hair.
At night sleeping under the table
While bombers droned over your heads,
And granny said "Won't it be lovely,
when we can sleep safe in our beds",
One day they said " The War's over!"
Grannie sang of the Alley and 'Sal'.
When Vera sang 'White Cliffs of
 Dover'
And the bells rang 'for me and my gal'.

 

As written by Joan Toller who holds the copyright.

 

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BEHIND THE LINES.

Spitfires and Blenheims.

Said the bells of St Clements

Aren’t built for five farthings

Said the bells of St Martins

Donations I pray ye

Said the bells of old bailey

On account o the blitz

Said the bells of Shoreditch

Downhearted? Not we

Said the bells of Stepney

Lord love yer no, no,

Boomed the big bell of bow.

 

With apologies to all who know that great old song 
"Oranges & Lemons"

 

SKIPPING SONGS

1.

Underneath the churchyard 6ft deep,

There lies Hitler Fast asleep,

All the little mice come and tickle his feet,

Neath the churchyard 6ft deep,

2.

Who that knocking at the window,

Who that knocking at the door,

If it’s Hitler, let him in,

And we’ll sit him on a pin,

And we won’t see old Hitler anymore

 

 

A SINGING GAME

 

We all know the song “The Grand Old Duke of York” Have you ever sang it as a game?

Here goes

The 1st time sing the song properly.

The 2nd time sing the song but JUST miss out the word “UP.”

The 3rd time sing the song but JUST miss out the word “DOWN “

The 4th time sing the song but this time miss out the words “UP “and “DOWN”

Now the really hard bit!

Hum the song just singing the words” UP and DOWN”.

Now see how many you can catch out by singing it wrong.

 

 

 

Original 1940s Party Games.

BALLOON GAME

Pick two sides.Stretch a piece of string between two chairs about two or three feet from the ground.Now each side must kneel opposite each other on either side of the string.The referee drops a balloon over the string and the game starts.The players have to hit the balloon with the back of the hand, never leaving their places.The object is, of course, not to let the balloon fall on the floor on your own side of the string.If this happens it scores a point to the other side.Before starting it should be decided for how many points the game is to be played, and the side who first gains this number are, of course, the winners. 

 

The Snake’s Tail

 

The children line up according to size, the tallest heading the line, and the smallest bringing up the rear. Each child grasps the belt of the child in front of him, and thus the snake” is formed. The largest child tries to catch the smallest child, which the others try to prevent by twisting and turning and keeping in a way of the snake head. On no account must they let go of the child in front, for if they do they have to drop out of the snake “body” and then must look on. This is lots of fun and the children have a great time dashing about trying to keep the snake from catching its own tail.

 

 

 

CHILDRENS RECIPES

 

When you are doing the Recipes, you must clean up and do the dishes, like Children would have done in the 40s

Carrot Cookies

 

You Will Need:- 

1 Tablespoon of Margarine

2 Tablespoons of Sugar and a little extra for sprinkling on top of your cakes.

4 Tablespoon Grated Raw Carrot

6 Tablespoons of Self Raising Flour.

Few Drops of Vanilla, Almond, or Orange Flavouring.

 

Method

Cream the fat and sugar together until it is light and fluffy.

Beat in the flavouring and the carrot.

Then fold in the flour.

Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into small greased patty pans.

Sprinkle the tops with sugar and bake in a brisk oven for about 20 minutes.


CHOCOLATE BLANCMANGE
You Will Need
1 ½ oz Cornflour
1 ½ oz Cocoa
1 ½ oz Sugar
1 Pint of Milk
Vanilla flavouring

Method
Mix the cornflour and cocoa with a little milk, boil the rest with sugar.
Mix all together and cook for a few minutes until it becomes thick.
Then add the flavouring and turn into a wet mould.
Have with cream

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO GET AN ADULT TO USE THE OVEN !!!!



SNOW SCENE IN A BOTTLE 

Find a strong squat, wide necked bottle

Plan a scene using small plastic animals or tiny plaster of Paris cake decorations.

          Make sure the models will fit through the neck of the bottle, Brighten the models with coloured nail varnish if necessary.

          Then allow them to dry.

          Cover the inside base of the bottle with strong glue, and then Glue the bases of the models, set the models into place using eyebrow tweezers.

          Leave to dry for 24 hours.

          Fill the bottle with white vinegar and about two teaspoons of desiccated coconut.

          Glue the top of the bottle and screw the lid on firmly on.

SHAKE TO MAKE A SNOW SCENE.



 

A PATCHWORK DOLL TO MAKE

This is fun to make and demands little sawing skill.

          Collect together plenty of cotton fabric scraps in bright colours (ask your mum before you go and look for any fabric) a length of cord, a bell, and needles and cotton.

          Cut out plenty of circles by drawing round a cup. Saw with a running stitch round each circle and draw it up.

          Draw round a tea plate to make the head, the Embroider a cheerful face, then stuff the head with an old pair of stocking

Sew the cord firmly onto the base of the head, then flatten the circles and thread them on.

          Add a circle to the top of the head for a hat, and then saw the bell firmly on the hat.

          Tie a loop of cord to the base of the body to thread on the circles for the legs.

          Tie a length of cord to the body to tie on the arms

 

FROSTED FRUITS

These are difficult to store, they should be made and eaten within the same period as fresh fruit.

          Please use small fruit such as slices of oranges (if you can get any) and bunches or as individual pieces.

          First wash the fruit, Stir an egg white (you have to save your 1 egg which you get in a week) but don’t beat it then brush the fruit all over with the egg white, and cover with caster sugar and allow to dry.

          Then arrange on a dish.


 


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