This is how plantations worked; the owner of the plantation would need the slaves to do the work on their land.
Rich people like plantation owners often had houses like the one above. Slaves had houses like the one on the right.
Most children were tutored at home. They learned reading writing, and ciphering. Girls did do different things than boys. Some wealthy people sent their children to England to go to school.
One of the games kids in the colonial times played was Five Stone. You had to toss some pebbles in the air and catch them on the back of your hand.
The clothes that people wore were handmade and mostly made out of linen or wool. Wealthy people wore lace and fine fabrics, like silk. Slaves did not have the option to pick their own clothes and were limited to plain, simple clothing. Boys and girls used to dress alike when they were young. They wore dresses called frocks. Around the age of 5 or 6, a boy would begin dressing like his father and a girl like her mother.