School: Ardvarney (roll number 15116)

Ardvarney, Co. Leitrim
Máire, Bean Uí Amhaltúin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0202, Page 156

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  4. XML “Homemade Toys”

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  1. Every boy and girl likes to make home made toys and this is one I make myself in the Summer. I get a wisp and I pick some daisies which grow in in the meadow. I pluck off the stem up as far as the flower. I put a whole through the middle of the flower. I continue this until I fill the wisp. I put a knot on the wisp and I tie it round my neck or round my dress and I have what is called a daisy chain.
    This is another toy that boys and girls often make. They get an empty thread spool and they pair oneside of it off to a point. They get a bit of a stick and stick it down in the hole of the spool. Then it is made. They catch the bit of stick and whirl the pointed side around on a board. It spins away for some time. It causes amusement to watch it spin round.
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    1. activities
      1. social activities (~7)
        1. entertainments and recreational activities (~5,933)
          1. toys (~1,598)
    Maura Meehan