Spring Break Begins With Vintage Toys and Family Game Night…Day 28

This week is spring break at school so we are adding a lot of fun and even more play to our day!

We were supposed to be on our way to Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City. My daughter’s best friend from preschool and her family had reservations at the same time. Neither family told their little ones about the trip so when we arrived the girls would have been surprised to be at Great Wolf Lodge but even more surprised to see each other!!!

The Easter Bunny blessed our daughter with an abundance of goodies so we spent most of the day exploring all of her new acquisitions. I’m highlighting a few things as they are keeping her busy and happy during the quarantine.

Lite-Brite It’s just like you remember, but better than ever! My daughter loves to create art with light using templates and colorful pegs that light up like a neon sign! This retro toy helps build fine motor strength while having fun at the same time! A childhood favorite of mine, Lite-Brite, was born in 1967. But unlike my original, the modern Lite-Brite has cutvthe dies and is now battery powered! It uses LED lights that mast for years and generates little to no heat. It lays flat for storage and has no more power cords or hot incandescent light bulbs that burn out leaving little girls who grew up in the 1970’s and early 1980’s very frustrated! My daughter already had a Lite-Brite but the Easter Bunny brought her new templates that she couldn’t wait to reveal. Part of our day was spent playing with this classic toy.

Silly Putty– Many Easter baskets during my childhood contained an egg of Silly Putty and this year my daughter found two Silly Putty eggs in her basket. Created by accident, Silly Putty made its debut in 1950 around Easter so it was packaged in plastic eggs and continues to come in an egg today. And the $1 price tag hasn’t changed in 70 years. It’s still bouncy and stringy and filled with fun but today’s putty comes in a variety of scents! My daughter got a peaches and vanilla cream set and there are also aroma therapy scents. Crayola is the new Silly Putty manufacturer. CLICK HERE to see all of the variations. CLICK HERE to discover more interesting facts about Silly Putty.

Scribble Scrubbies– One of Crayola’s newest products, we fell in love with Scribble Scrubbies when my daughter was gifted a pet play set for her birthday. You use markers to color and draw on the Scribble Scrubbie animals. Then you scrub them with water and a little brush (included) to wash the color away. Once they are dry you can decorate them all over again. Crayola just released a Wild Safari collection of Scribble Scrubbies and she found three of them in her Easter basket.

Family Game Night- Before the isolation we enjoyed having an occasional Family Game Night. My husband is home from work this week, on furlough, so we decided it was the perfect time to make EVERY night this week a Family Game Night! We began with Sorry, the classic board game and childhood favorite of mine. In the 2013 Edition, several rules were changed from the game I remembered playing as a child. Each player only has three pawns instead of four and a pawn can be moved out from Start upon any number card. It makes the game go faster and I guess the changes occurred because people today have shorter attention spans. However with the quarantine in place families have plenty of of time to play all of the classic board games and that’s exactly what my family of three plan on doing.

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