I’ve been fielding a lot of questions lately about what the boys love to play with. What’s been played with a lot, what’s on their Christmas lists, etc. Most of the questions have been from other parents, looking for ideas for their own kids. I hope the following post is helpful to you! I’ve included the Amazon links for most of these products, because even if you don’t order from Amazon, I find their reviews and product info so helpful for research!
Jackson, especially, is a huge fan of Hot Wheels. For this birthday he said he just wanted something with wheels and my parents delivered on that big time when they gave the boys this super fun Hot Wheels track: Hot Wheels Super 6-Lane Raceway
Whenever we go to a store with a toy section, Jackson makes a bee-line for the Hot Wheels stuff. The item he’s most desiring from that section right now? The tracks that stick to the wall. The only problem with those (in my house anyway) is that I’m not sure we would put them. The walls in the living room (where the boys play) have that faux finish stuff all over them, and I’m not sure if the tracks would mount on that. Anyone know? Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Daredevil Curve Track Set
When I asked the boys to grab some of their favorite toys so that I could take a picture of them, the boys all brought their kitties over. We gave them these stuffed kitties for their 2nd birthday and they are well loved here. Who knew a $5 stuffed animal from Target could become a favorite?!
It’s no secret that the Wii is by far a favorite in this house. The boys would play it all day long if I let them. And if they got tired of playing themselves, they would set it up so that the Wii was controlling all of the players and they could just sit back and watch. In fact, they do that even when they’re not tired sometimes. Ha!
For a very long time, the boys’ favorite game was just the Wii Sports that comes with the system. Last Christmas my parents gave the boys the Wii Game that Jackson (on the left) is holding in this picture, Arcade Zone. This fall, the boys bought the game Chase is holding, Wii Party, and it is hugely popular in this house! The boys love it, and when they give Nick and I the chance to play, we love it too. Between these two games, Wii Party is definitely the better of the two, and I highly recommend it for families with any age kids.
Ride on Toy
This ride on toy was a gift from Aunt Laura from when the boys were only 16 months old. They’ve loved it for the last 2 years!
Amazon only has one of these and it’s considered a “collectible” which I find odd. Maybe Radio Flyer isn’t producing them anymore? Either way, I’m sure you could find something similar from them. I love that the boys have gotten so much enjoyment out of this toy for the last 2 years and that pretty soon Lily will be able to ride on it too!
The boys love bowling! I think the love started with Wii Sports and then we took them bowling at a bowling ally and it became a huge hit in our house. The boys even had a bowling themed birthday party this year! We’ve given the boys several different bowling sets in the last couple of years, but this one (Amazon link below) is a favorite with the boys, because the pins and balls look like real ones, and with us because they’ve held up the best of any of the sets we’ve bought. (Lily enjoys chewing on the pins too, and the foam is sturdy enough that she hasn’t ruined the pins.) For the Kansas City folks – US Toy sells this set. Safe Play Bowling
And finally we come to something the boys really want, but don’t have: a kid friendly iPad type device. The love, love, love Nick’s iPad so when they first noticed the LeapPad in the stores this summer they were hooked. Now Vtech has a version out too (which appears to be easier to find than the LeapPad, which is being price gouged on Amazon and Ebay these days, and is slightly cheaper). Whenever we go to Target, the boys ask to go to this aisle in the store they can play with all of the devices.
Does it amaze you how techy kids are this day? I’m continually amazed by it! Nick and I find it funny that the boys recognize the Facebook icon, ask me to “text” their friend’s moms, don’t know how to use a regular video game controller that doesn’t react to movement, and keep asking for our old laptop.
So there you have it! Hope you find bits and pieces of this post helpful! If the Amazon boxes aren’t showing up, check to see if you have an ad blocker enabled. I think that sometimes blocks Amazon links.