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.

7 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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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