So what types of organized games were offered in Ann Arbor parks way back in 1939? The short answer is a huge variety of games and activities. Which of the following wasn't offered? The answers may surprise you! (Answers are posted at the bottom.)
Then as now, music was an important part of youth enrichment.
Question 1: The answer is C, Capture the Flag. Even though Capture the Flag is one of America's oldest games, it wasn't mentioned in the long list of structured 1939 playground activities. The list of summer park activities did include all of the other answers, plus softball, basketball, bean bags, kite flying contests, dramatics, handicrafts, and many others.
Question 2: The answer is B, Ukelele. Playground music also include harmonicas and toy bands.