Like most kids, my son is always more interested in the box or wrapping that a new toy comes in than the toy itself. What is it about boxes that kids find endlessly fascinating?
A few of his other favorite unconventional toys include:
I have a white beverage container that my son commandeered for himself last year. He calls it “my little white bath” and it makes the perfect “swimming pool” for the deck. When he was younger, he could sit it in and happily play with his toys. It’s a bit of a tight squeeze now, but perfect for this Magnetic Fishing Game.
Another favorite is empty wrapping paper tubes. He calls them his “bongers”….as in “I’m going to bong you on the head with this”. He thinks it is hilarious to bong his dad on the head and watch him dramatically fall to the ground. Hours of amusement.
Lastly, who doesn’t love to play in a pile on money? Our spare change jar is perfect for “money game”. We dump them onto the floor and he uses his diggers and dump trucks to scoop them up and dump them out. Over and over and over again.
What are some of your kids’ favorite unconventional toys?