Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Keeping Kids Happy and Busy

What's in the box?  I don't really know if it matters, as long as it's filled with stuff that can be pulled out, lined up, stacked up and put back. 
My kids used to love to play with all the little loner toys that made their way into my junk drawer.  These play things were some of the lucky soles that might have been found under the sofa after their counter parts were tossed, left over from a kid's meal, or brought home from a party in a goodie bag.  And if I grabbed a few and stuck them in a bag or box, look out!  Their play value would hit the top of the chart.
Here's to some good old fashioned fun,
Bubbie and Jude
P.S.  Have you found your grandkids to like the same type of play as your kids once did?  If so, tell us about it!

Related Article:
101 Ways To Keep Kids Busy 


  1. I make an effort to teach my grandchildren to play some of the same games and do some of the same activities that their parents did. It's especially neat when they are things that Grandpa and I did when we were kids. Monopoly and simple card games qualify. So do classic outdoor games like Red Light, Green Light and hopscotch.

  2. Thanks! I completely forgot about Red Light, Green Light! I loved that game. I'll absolutely be adding that to our game list!