Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Toys my children ACTUALLY play with.

My husband was hanging over my shoulder while I wrote this post and ask me if I thought that this "toy" was blog-worthy. I told him that I am sharing the "toys" that the boys love to play with and even though this one cost a dollar at Target, if definitely falls into that category. Several months ago my mom bought Diego a packet of Magic Grow Dinosaurs. I used them for a few weeks to lure him into the bathtub on the days that he wanted to stay dirty. Basically they are little capsules that you submerge in water and after a few minutes of absorbing the water the reveal their shape. I was surprised that they actually looked like what they were supposed to. The back of the packet had a silouette of each dinosaur with its name so that we could identify it. Afterwards Diego sorted them by color, food preference, and then conducted dino-battles. Except for the few that Mateo ripped in half, they lasted for weeks. I finally had to just throw them away. I found the Magic Grow Vehicles (seen below) at Target and used them as stocking stuffers. These have not been as big of a hit as the dinosaurs but I think that they was definitely worth a buck.

Do you have a toy or item that your child ACTUALLY plays with that you would like to share with us? Please leave a comment below or link-up if you wrote a post about it.


  1. We use these to get our kids to take baths without a fight, too! We had some zoo ones, but they weren't as cute as the dinosaur ones.

  2. I have never thought of taking those magic grow capsules in the bath! We have tons and tons of them, and now I know what to do with them. Thanks so much for an idea. I will link my post on Monday.

  3. we've had these before and they are tons of fun!

  4. I was surprised that the animal ones we got from the dollar looked like they were supposed to too! Great idea for taking them in the bath tub.

  5. We never have a problem getting them in the bath tub, it's getting them out......
    But, the kids love to do the same thing with them. I actually think we have the same grow set of dinosaurs.

  6. I was reading through some of your older posts and I posted a comment on your post for Dec 10 about Green Eggs and Ham and Spanish. Just thought I'd let you know since I don't know if you would be able to notice it otherwise cuz it was from quite a while ago . . .


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