Fab Family Fun: Making Old Toys Fun Again
It never ceases to amaze me that my kids follow me around the house as if they have nothing to do. Your toys have their very own room, and your games have taken over the closet, I think to myself. How could you possibly be bored?
Here’s an idea for making old toys fun again: rotate them. Put some of them in a plastic storage bin, or garbage bag, and put it somewhere out of sight, out of mind. After a few weeks or months, get the bin out and the kids will be excited to see some of the toys they haven’t played with in awhile. Do it again with the toys that weren’t put away to rotate them.
I made the mistake of attempting this while my kids were awake. Suddenly toys they haven’t even acknowledged the existence of became can’t-live-withouts as they emptied the bin I was filling. So I gave up and did it after they went to bed. That was about six weeks ago, and they haven’t asked me the whereabouts of any of the toys I put away.