In the article the authoress presents more than 550 words, phrases and language formulas which are connected with toys and children's games. The material was excerpted from general dictionaries of Polish, dictionaries of idioms, foreign words and language variations (pupils' jargon, urban dialect), published in the 20th century. The authoress focuses on such problems as formal varieties of the described entries (word-formations, neosemantisms, borrowings, idioms) and their chronological strata (from the oldest vocabulary to the one published in the last decade of the 20th century
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