Instead of more movies, video games, computer games and cell phones, how about some presents that get those creative juices flowing and maybe even teach our little kiddos something?! Whether you’re shopping for your own child or not, these will be a big hit. I’m sharing some old favorites from my childhood, along with some new favorites that our own girls enjoy. This post is specifically about indoor toys, so keep an eye out for our favorite outdoor toys, later!
My girls spend hours in the handmade aprons their Granny made for them! They cook, clean, garden, do craft projects and play dress-up with them. Having something special to put on makes everything more fun. We offer these for sale in our store, Real Traditions, if you’re not up for sewing them yourself. 🙂
I can’t begin to calculate how many hours I spent playing with my spirograph, as a child. I’m pretty sure that when we get one for our girls, I’ll enjoy it just as much as they will!
My baby brother and I spent a ton of time building intricate tracks with his marble run! With a five year age difference, it was one of the few things we both enjoyed. 😉
We didn’t have this one, but it was something I always loved to play with the kiddos I babysat when I was a teen. Unlimited creative potential!
Does this one even need an intro?? Every little boy should have a set of Lincoln Logs, if possible!
This is my favorite toy company, these days. They are high quality and almost all of their toys encourage learning and creativity! Here are a few of our favorites!
Our five-year-old loves this one. We also use the wooden letters without the boards to spell other words.
We have the unpainted set and it gets used all the time. Few days go by without me hearing the block towers crash on the toy room floor.
This has been such a fantastic toy for creativity, logic and spacial learning. Our five-year-old started by following the patterns, then she learned to make her own patterns. LOVE this one!
So much more interesting and durable than a plastic ring stacker. Our two-year-old has several levels of challenge with this set.
Sewing boards are excellent for hand-eye coordination and these are perfect for long car rides.
I hope some of these ideas are helpful, when you’re deciding what to buy. Your turn! What were some of your favorite creative/learning indoor toys, as a child?