Ancient games

Spinning tops (dodole) in wood, whistles and calls (also used for hunting), tumbles for adults and children, wooden carts, sticks, coloured leather balls, the whisk, the tic tac, and woollen, wooden or fabric dolls: increasing leisure time brought about an infinite number of objects which were often borrowed from everyday use, but were transformed through inventiveness into a leisure activity, such as the cauldron circle along with iron used to push it and make it move, and castanets and tree frogs, which were used on religious holidays. Hand-made objects were created by carving wood or sewing pieces of cloth filled with straw or wool. In fact, making the objects was in itself already part of the game for the children of the Grosseto mountains.