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a small amount of explosive that is used to make a loud noise in a toy gun called a cap gun
British an object that children use for firing stones. It consists of a stick in the shape of a ‘Y’ with a thin band of rubber across the top. The American word is slingshot.
British a toy house where children put dolls and toy furniture
special thick bright make-up used on children’s faces to create animal faces or draw designs
a very large ring that you try to keep spinning round your waist by quickly moving your hips
a small metal or plastic object with six points used for playing jacks
a lump of mud made into a round shape by a child
British a type of soft substance like clay, used especially by children for making models
a puzzle in the form of a box with nine different coloured squares on each side. You have to move its parts so that each side shows only one colour.
a blanket or piece of cloth that a young child carries to help them to feel more confident
British a rope that you swing over your head and under your feet as you jump. The American word is jump rope.
a rubber cushion filled with air that you put on someone’s chair as a joke because it makes a loud rude noise when they sit on it
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