My older sister recently came to town, bringing with her my 6-year-old niece, Victoria and 3-year-old nephew, Alexander. While I love having them visit, my house doesn’t have many activities to keep them entertained. My solution: create a small toy box that I could easily bring out, whenever they came over.
My shopping strategy was simple. — keep it simple.
Aunt Kim’s toy box list:
- Two coloring books
- Two sets of crayons (so they don’t fight over the blue crayon)
- A doll
- Costume jewelry
- A race car
- A dinosaur
- Sidewalk chalk
- 1 medium- sized red ball
- Building blocks
- A bottle of bubbles
Over all, my best buy was the $1 red ball, which kept Victoria and Alexander quite entertained, followed by the bubbles and sidewalk chalk.
As my sister’s children get older, I plan to add different activities into the basket.
But for now, I think I have a good running start.